Cooper Taps Bev Perdue’s Budget Director For Same Role Despite Racking Up $3 BILLION Deficit

Less than 48 hours after taking office behind closed doors right after midnight on New Year’s Eve, Roy Cooper has finally named a key member of his administration.

And much like every other decision Cooper has made since being declared North Carolina’s next Governor, it’s a complete and utter bust.

On Monday, Cooper announced his decision to name Charlie Perusse, who served as state budget director under former Governor and statewide disgrace, Bev Perdue, to the same position despite the fact that he racked up a $3 BILLION debt the first time around.

Recently, Perusse has occupied his time serving as the Chief Operating Officer for the University of North Carolina system where he also oversaw increases in debt.

“We are putting together a deeply talented team, and I’m excited that these experienced leaders with proven results will help me move our state forward,” Cooper said in a statement despite knowing full well Perusse’s pathetic track record.

Perusse’s ridiculously poor track record is not limited to deficit increases, either.

During his three year stint as Perdue’s budget director he also oversaw the the largest tax increase in state history and the start of deficit spending in the state’s unemployment fund eventually running up a $2.6 billion debt to the federal government.

From the moment Cooper stepped into the role of Attorney General some 16 years ago, he’s been a complete failure.

And absolutely nothing he’s done since winning the race for Governor says he’ll be any less of a failure for the next four years.

Hang tight, North Carolina.

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