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Virginia is for (gas)Tax-Cutters

          Well, the NC General Assembly is seriously considering jacking up unemployment taxes across The Tar Heel State.  Meanwhile, The Commonwealth of Virginia is seriously contemplating eliminating its gasoline tax: […] As the debate over tax reform stalls in Washington, the action has moved to the…

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Memo to NCGA: More CUTS before MORE confiscation …

  Legislation to address the state’s debt to the federal government is moving its way along Jones Street.  Basically, the plan calls for: (1) cutting back the amount of payments to the unemployed, and (2) increasing the amount of unemployment tax that employers and workers have to pay.   So,…

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Skip Stam: Statist Troublemaker?

  Some disturbing reports are coming over the transom about the former NC state House majority leader recently banished to purgatory (a/k/a the post of speaker pro tem).  Apparently, state Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam is not too fond of grassroots efforts to fight nasty overreaches from DC like, say, ObamaCare…

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Former legislator aiming for NCGOP vice chairman post

  Word has been seeping out that current vice chairman Wayne King will not seek reelection to his post.  That has set off a flurry of political activity. Former state Rep. Glen Bradley (R) has stepped forward and tossed his hat into the ring for state GOP vice chairman.  …

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The latest from the ‘It Needed to Be Said’ Department …

          The “rules” of political correctness suggest that white folks are to merely sit back and TAKE whatever nonsense scam artists like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and NC’s very own William “Jabba The Hutt” Barber dish out.  State Rep. Michael Speciale (R), a freshman legislator from…

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McCrory / Wood presser: kudos for calling out Medicaid waste, but new questions raised

      Gov. Pat McCrory is getting kudos among the general populace for his tough comments on the state Medicare program at a Thursday press conference.  Auditor Beth Wood is also getting a tip of the hat for a tough audit that found tons and tons of waste fraud…

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A little more needed in NC ObamaCare fight

        House AND Senate leaders are being cheered by grassroots activists for introducing legislation that offers AT LEAST SOME resistance to ObamaCare.  The NCGA legislation orders work on the health exchange web site STOPPED, and seeks to have the federal grant solicited by Bev Perdue RETURNED. But…

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The Tenth Amendment rides again in Raleigh

      The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — which basically says, if it ain’t specifically in The Constitution, it’s a state matter — has been rediscovered by leaders in North Carolina state government.  And the media and their lefty comrades are pissed. An array of bills citing…

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Wayne King headed to Congress?

Sources within the staff of Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) are confirming that NCGOP vice-chairman Wayne King has been hired onto the congressman’s staff as a “senior adviser.”   Word is also circulating among state GOP politicos that King will not seek re-election to the state party’s vice-chairman post. These reports…

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McCrory vs. UNC: Opening a Pandora’s box, inviting lefty jihad?

      (No, lefty jihad is not an old basketball coach.)  Gov. Pat  has trained both barrels on the public education establishment — specifically those folks within the UNC system.  The Captain of Team Charlotte™ believes that universities have allowed themselves to be hijacked by the agendas of various…