Governor Perdue Asks the President to Support Military in North Carolina

With deep budget cuts a looming possibility in Washington, Gov. Beverly Perdue is trying to line up support from the White House for military installations in North Carolina.

Perdue sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama asking for continued commitment to projects at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and the Fleet Readiness Center East at Havelock.

The letter asks that the Pentagon follow through on a current plan to procure new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for the air station and to support the mission of the readiness center.

Perdue says the two are important not just for North Carolina, but for the country's military capabilities.

The military accounts for about $23 billion a year in North Carolina's economy in direct and indirect spending.

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  • by rapper Location: washington on Nov 26, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    Can't help it governor, the wars are ending and don't need as many troops. From now on it will be special ops situations,unmanned air vehicles and spys on the ground that will make the difference. Better plant more Christmas trees in NC !
  • by Ben Location: Kinston on Nov 26, 2011 at 06:27 AM
    Incapable of thinking for herself, Perdue has been Obama's lacky since day one. She refused to join twenty six other states in their efforts to declare Obama care illegal, has not supported Boeing in it's efforts to open an assembly plant in South Carolina that would employ one thousand non-union employees and cannot give a speech without parroting the liberal line. This state is being overrun with illegal immigrants and instead of taking a leadership position in solving this problem, she has remained silent on the issue, waiting for instructions from Obama and Holder. She is not a leader. Instead, she is a brown noser of the first magnitude. Now we'll see how much good sucking up to Obama has done or hasn't done.
  • by obama voter on Nov 26, 2011 at 05:34 AM
    Lawdy,Lawdy,you can show nuff tells it bes close to voting times up in here!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2011 at 05:25 AM
    why should obuma care, he doesn't love nor even like this country, so he's happy that the military has been hacked up. the samller the military, the lesser possibly of stopping him taking over the USA as a dictator.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2011 at 04:20 AM
    Im erome bleeding heart evil liberals who are doing the snoopy dance over the military having it's budget slashed, since it might help thier oh-so-important social programs, like free cable and cell phones. The Noble Republicians tried (althought I'm sure, not their hardest) but the evil dim's blocked them, wouldn't even budge.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2011 at 05:18 PM
    Republicans and Democrats alike should agree with Governor Purdue on this effort.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    lets see, the super committee failed, just like the president has failed. BTW obuma thnaked alot of people except one, GOD, again he wants to makes sure that GOD is forgotten.
  • by MADDOG Location: USA on Nov 25, 2011 at 04:06 PM
    Perdue please leave N.C. We don't need you. Like your last name said---due ----you are over due to get out
  • by James Tiberius Kirk Location: Star Base 2 on Nov 25, 2011 at 03:33 PM
    A little late for either of you to pretend to support the US military
  • by Economy support Location: enc on Nov 25, 2011 at 02:52 PM
    Budget cuts still coming? WOW, what a change!(note sarcasm)
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