The Republicans have come out showing their true colors in this short session of the NC Legislature. The first bill on the calendar for today, the first full day in session?
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE GOVERNOR'S VISION CARE PROGRAM AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR A COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMINATION ENACTED UNDER THE GOVERNOR'S VISION CARE PROGRAM, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE RESERVE FOR THE GOVERNOR'S VISION CARE PROGRAM SHALL REVERT TO THE GENERAL FUND.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Section 10.59F of S.L. 2005‑276 is repealed.
SECTION 2. Funds in the Reserve for the Governor's Vision Care Program shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2006.
What is the Governor's Vision Care Program and why should we repeal it? Well, we're spending too much money in North Carolina and collecting too many taxes. Just look, we have a $2 Billion surplus. So, what do Republicans suggest we do? Cut programs for children.