Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

The (REAL?) story on the NCGA gas tax relief #FAIL: ‘The Emperor Has No Clothes’

        We’ve vented our frustrations repeatedly on this site about North Carolina’s obscenely high gas tax.  With gas prices skyrocketing, the economy tanking, and the unemployment rate skyrocketing, we thought cutting the state gas tax would be a no-brainer for the conservative…

Posted in Uncategorized

Walter Dalton’s daughter is a registered lobbyist

  Elizabeth Robinson HAS to be one of the best-connected lobbyists in Raleigh.  Mrs. Robinson is the Director of Governmental Relations for The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association.  She’s ALSO the daughter of former state senator and current  lieutenant governor / gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Campaign 2012: Richard Morgan, those photo shoots, “the picture girl” and those not-so-subtle threats

“He’s a mental case. He does things no sane person would do.”  — Former State Rep. Frank Mitchell (R-Iredell) , in 2006, on fellow Republican legislator Richard Morgan       Raleigh insiders tell me they saw signs early on that Richard Morgan had plans…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Renee Ellmers getting back to her Tea Party roots

          Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has re-discovered her Tea Party roots just in time for the 2nd congressional district’s GOP primary.  Many political observers say the work of The Tea Party was CRUCIAL in her 2010 upset of incumbent Bob “Boom Boom”…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government Politics

Dem Source: White House & unions pushed Bev out

                        I was out at a social event recently when I ran into an old family friend — a former Democrat legislator who is still active in his party.  I asked him for his…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Moore County Politics

The cost of county government in North Carolina

            The John Locke Foundation in Raleigh has put together  a fascinating report on the cost of governing at the local level in The Tar Heel State.  JLF analyst Michael Sanera writes: The economic recession that hit full force in…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

NC Dem legislator cites Karl Marx in opposing repeal of death tax

      North Carolina state legislators are justifiably examining repeal of the state’s inheritance tax — which soaks people who inherit items from their parents or grandparents.  Right now, the tax hits inheritances of $5 million or more.  In 2013, that threshold drops to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Obama Politics

WHAT economic recovery?

    BarryO and his playmates in the mainstream media are falling all over themselves to sell us on the idea that the economy is in recovery.  Before you get too excited, let’s take a look at the cold, hard facts. Gallup found that job…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics Republicans

Why social issues are important to GOP success

      The “conventional wisdom” out there is that Republican candidates need to run away from ANY discussion of social issues for fear of alienating the  almighty moderates out there.  Well, research is out there making the case that the Republican Party owes a…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Moore County Politics

Announcement of tax dollars for brewery raises new set of questions

      It appears that Pinehurst Village government has jumped head-first into the venture capital game — picking winners and losers by investing tax dollars in certain enterprises seeking to locate in-town.  First, we’re funding a feasibility study for a brand new privately-owned and…