#ncga: EVERYBODY already has a job!

So says Currituck County commission chairman, and state House district 6 candidate Bobby Hanig:

[…] Hanig acknowledged that some of the opposition to offshore drilling is based on emotion. However, he said his own decision to oppose it is based on the future of Currituck’s massive tourism industry.

“I myself am not willing to take a chance on someone losing their job for financial gain because of some oil being drilled offshore,” he said.

As far as the argument that oil drilling could help create more jobs, he said, “We already have jobs.”

“Everybody here has a job. Everybody that lives on the Outer Banks has a job,” supported primarily by tourism, he said. […]

Really?  EVERYBODY? 

So, I guess we can close up all of those state employment offices and send them back to Raleigh.

According to the NC Department of Commerce, the latest unemployment figures show Dare County — which IS on The Outer Banks, the last time I checked — had a jobless rate of 6.8 percent.  As a point of reference, the statewide rate stood at 4.4 percent. 

Hyde County, which is ALSO part of The Outer Banks, reported an unemployment rate of 10.6 percent (the highest in the state).

Hanig is challenging incumbent state Rep. Beverly Boswell in the May GOP primary.  Perhaps he should read up a little more on what’s happening around the state before trying to move up to The Big Leagues. 


5 comments for “#ncga: EVERYBODY already has a job!

  1. john steed
    March 9, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Hanig is an establishment twit recruited by Solar Steinburg to run against conservative Beverly Boswell. Maybe he wants Currituck County to depend on breezes and sunshine for electricity. The real threat to tourism are the eyesore wind turbines and solar panels that are popping up in our rural areas. Word has it that he also seems to be as arrogant as his mentor Steinburg. He showed up at a party dinner in Pamlico County and got rather horsey demanding a free meal. What a way to impress voters.

  2. David
    March 10, 2018 at 1:30 am

    What the hell is he wearing??? This guy is pathetic. I met him recently and was not impressed at all. He didn’t even have an understanding of the geography or makeup of the District that he is running for. In other words when I told him I was from Oriental, he asked me “where is that?” I was speechless. Here is a guy seeking my vote but yet he doesn’t even know the towns that are included in the district that he would supposedly be an advocate for in Raleigh. I am actually looking forward to voting against this guy in May.

  3. hair-on-fire
    March 10, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Oh, c’mon- what else do you need to know besides that JACKET and TIE??? And he’s wearing them in PUBLIC???

  4. J.P. Jones
    March 11, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    If someone running for office in eastern Carolina doesn’t know where Oriental is he probably thinks Hobucken is Hoboken.

  5. Myron Smith
    March 11, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Agree with David!

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