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Dale Folwell wants NEW TAXES.

I soooo hoped that this is some of that fake news that our state drivebys are so fond of concocting. But it isn’t.   I don’t know how much more back-stabbing and selling-out I can stand.   From what I know of Dale Folwell personally,…

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The rise of the freelance economy

The folks at George Mason U.’s Mercatus Center have come out with a pretty interesting study:  Are we becoming a nation of freelancers? Some fear that traditional employment is ending, a phenomenon perhaps driven by the rise of the sharing economy. Others have raised doubts…

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Cough up some more money or, um, um — YOUR BABIES WILL DIE !!! (Yeah. That’s it.)

 Just when I think the NC Chamber can’t sink any lower, they DO.  You expect a meme like ”Spend more government money or the babies will die” or ”Don’t cut any government spending or the babies will die and the world will end” from any…

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The economy: So, how we (really) doin’ ?

“How’m I doin’?” — campaign slogan for former NYC mayor Ed Koch _____________ It’s always good to stop, take a deep breath and assess things.  If you believe the NCGOP, North Carolina’s economy is booming.  If you believe the Democrats, the Four Horsemen of The…

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AFP, Leftist Tourette’s syndrome & renewable energy

Rob Schofield, Robin the Boy Wonder to Blinkin’ Chris’s Bat-Girl, injects the word ‘Koch’  into his rants so often one might think he is afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome: What’s he babbling about, you ask? Well, um, THIS: AFP is merely citing NC DENR’s March 2015 “Energy…

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O-Care: Top subsidized states are FL, CA, TX and —- NC !!!!!

That’s right. Our license tags advertise us as “First In Flight.”  But, thanks to ObamaCare, we are speeding our way toward being “First In Dependence.”  Here are the ugly facts:  North Carolina’s political leaders may not like the Affordable Care Act, but a large and…

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A real-life ObamaCare horror story

We’ve all heard how nightmarish ObamaCare is.  It really hit home for me recently — thanks to the bureaucratic hell some good friends of mine are going through. My friends are a young married couple — she’s in her late 20s and he is in his…

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#ncga: Emails reveal Gov. Pat’s $45 million giveaway on the ropes in House

Pat McCrory’s North Carolina Competes Act is undergoing a fight for its life in the General Assembly’s lower chamber.   The House deep-sixed a request from the governor last session for $20 million to pass out to economic development prospects.  Apparently, Gov. Pat is doubling…

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Steve Forbes ON THE MONEY in re: gas tax

In Washington, we have REPUBLICANS seriously considering raising the federal gas tax.  In Raleigh, we’ve had Republicans actually push a  gas tax hike through the state Senate.  One of the brightest minds in finance, Steve Forbes, pokes all kinds of holes in the arguments of…

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#ncga: GOPers pushing for a little less skin in the game for mortgage brokers

State Reps. John Bell (R) and Jonathan Jordan (R) have introduced some reforms for the mortgage industry that deserve some discussion and scrutiny. One of them does away with a requirement for an audited financial statement for licensed brokers. These people ARE working in a…