Ellmers slams state’s I-95 toll proposal

  Can I get an Amen? My congresswoman and I are singing from the same sheet of music on this issue of tolls on I-95.   I dealt with these things when I lived in Virginia in the 70s and early 80s.  There was such an outcry and revolt from the taxpayers that the state government pulled them out. Tolls created traffic jams and delays.   You had to drive around with a bunch of change and cash in the car.  Even with the card they are talking about, what happens if you run out of the house, late for…

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Ellmers sets her sights on ObamaCare

          Congresswoman Renee Ellmers — an RN married to an MD — has got a true insiders perspective on American healthcare and government bureaucracy’s effect on it.  She  recently penned an op-ed on BarryO’s health care voodoo: When the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were first written, the founding fathers composed a democratic republic that asserted our rights are endowed by God, not man. With determined hopes for the future and heavy hearts for our ability to maintain liberty against government oppression, they set out to construct a society that protected freedom from the passions of…

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Study: No connection between fracking and groundwater pollution

        North Carolina is looking at a potentially enormous economic boom with fracking.  North Dakota is already booming. The energy industry believes that The Tar Heel State has great untapped energy resources and wants to start fracking to get them out of the ground.  Environmentalists are pulling out all of the scare tactics in their bag-o-tricks to prevent fracking in North Carolina — skyrocketing gas prices and disastrous economy be damned! The Energy Institute at The University of Texas has released a study that really throws a monkeywrench into the agenda of radical environmentalists and their comrades…

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Conservatism of Congressional GOP leaders

    Does anyone else find it interesting that the top congressional leaders of the GOP — the conservative party — are nowhere near being the most conservative members of their respective caucuses or chambers? According to National Journal, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va), the House Majority Leader,  is ranked #73 out of 435 in terms of conservative effectiveness with a total composite score of 80.3 out of a possible 100. Over in the Senate, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is ranked #11 out of a possible 100, with a total composite score of 85.7 out of a possible 100.

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Senator Burr: Having it both ways with BarryO’s stimulus

      U.S. Senator Richard  Burr (R-NC) published a great piece the other day in The Charlotte Observer on the evils of BarryO’s stimulus: Three years ago, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Investment Act, better known as the stimulus bill, into law, promising the American people that his $825 billion spending package would create shovel-ready jobs, keep the unemployment rate below 8 percent, and turn the economy around. These claims, however, have amounted to nothing more than broken promises. Shovel-ready jobs are still nowhere to be found, and unemployment has exceeded 8 percent every month that he…

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Campaign 2012: Confused? Lost?

    Our local paper reported the other day that Congresswoman Renee Ellmers was campaigning in Moore  County.  However, according to her official web site, neither Southern Pines nor Moore  County are part of her district.   (The primary vote for Congress is about two months away.  I hope she figures it all out FAST. )

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Potomac Fever sweeping Moore County?

    It is looking like we in Moore County could have TWO to THREE of our fellow residents on this year’s Second Congressional District ballot.   Democrat Steve Wilkins has signed on the dotted line for this race, as has Republican Clement Munno of Aberdeen.  James Taylor, A Pinehurst physician who ran in the 2010 Sixth Congressional District GOP primary, has been making noises about filing as a candidate in this year’s Second Congressional District GOP primary.

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National Journal: Scott, Gowdy are SC’s most conservative in U.S. House, DeMint ranks 10th in Senate

  If you check National Journal’s conservative effectiveness rankings for the U.S. House, you will find The Palmetto State’s most right-leaning legislators tying for 80th place out of 435.  Republicans Trey Gowdy  and Tim Scott each earned scores of 66 on economic issues, 83 on social issues, and 75 on foreign policy votes for a composite score of 79.7.  Congressman Joe “You Lie!” Wilson checks in at 110th place out of a possible 435. On the Senate side,  Jim DeMint — a favorite of The Tea Party — was ranked 10th out of a possible 100.  He scored 72 on…

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National Journal: Ellmers is NC’s most conservative Member of Congress

  National Journal, the non-partisan national publication dedicated to daily coverage of the U.S. Congress, has released its annual ideological rankings of Members of Congress.  It appears that the Tar Heel State’s newest Member of Congress, Renee Ellmers (R-2nd) has shot to the top of the “Most Conservative” list for the state’s House delegation.  Thanks to the redistricting plan approved in 2011,  Moore County is now being represented in DC by Mrs. Ellmers. National Journal scored each Member ‘s 2011 votes on economic, social, and foreign policy on a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being “most liberal” and…

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Renee Ellmers: throwing the Tea Party under the bus, mastering the art of DC double-talk

        You need radar to track the movement of  Renee Ellmers’s positions on the issues.  Elected in 2010 as a grassroots Tea Party populist, the 2nd district Republican congresswoman has spent most of her first term at the right hand of House Speaker John Boehner.   To the disgust of Tea Partiers, she has supported raising the federal debt ceiling, and has publicly voiced her opposition to the state’s gay marriage vote in May.  Now, she has come down ON BOTH SIDES of the issue on BarryO’s payroll tax cut proposal. Here’s what she said in November:…

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