The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia publishes a monthly index of state economic indicators based on employment and unemployment changes, hours worked and wages. The newest report came in October and showed North Carolina among the best performing states. We were also among the fastest growing states in October 2013.

But in October 2008-2012,we never had an economy performing near the top. The New Conservative Majority in the Legislature wiped up the red ink and reformed the tax code. And our economy is coming back.

If Barack Obama would get out of the way, we’d be ready to rock.