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#ncga: ANOTHER ONE ???

  One million dollar lawsuit is BAD enough .  But TWO ?????   A powerful state lawmaker whose farm is struggling has been hit with a second $1-million-plus debt collection lawsuit.   John Deere Financial sued state Rep.David Lewis, one of the top Republican leaders…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Would you like some more debt with that?

The alleged conservative revolution in Raleigh is ramming through spending that is $1 billion MORE than what they passed last year. Two years ago, Raleigh gave us the hard sell on this $2 billion ConnectNC bond package. Approving that authorized the state to borrow up…

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Rand is right.

It’s almost hard to believe senators from the alleged conservative party would talk about one of their more devoutly conservative colleagues like this: Rand Paul took a stand, consequences be damned. And Senate Republicans are livid about it. After driving the government into a brief shutdown…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Taxpayers on the hook for High Point pro baseball

Settle back, folks.  This is a story that involves something in Raleigh that you likely don’t hear much about — The Local Government Commission. Here is an explanation of the commission from the state treasurer’s web site: […] In 1931 the North Carolina General Assembly…

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US Senate GOPers raise federal debt $9 trillion as part of ObamaCare repeal

Yes.  You read that right.   I had to do a double and triple-take myself.  WHAT in the blue blazes does one have to do with the other?  Here’s McClatchy — a leader in the fake news industry — trying to explain it to us:…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

We owe, we owe, it’s off to spend we go …

Ever wonder why we keep reelecting politicians who dig us deeper into debt? Conservative author John Hayward may be on to the answer: Perhaps one reason so many American voters tolerate a government drowning in red ink is that the citizens are carrying huge amounts…

Posted in Congress Media Politics Thom Tillis

Following in Greece’s footsteps?

The drivebys and the “wise men” in DC and on Wall Street are tut-tutting about the mess in Greece. (Thom Tillis says his “ancestral homeland” could learn something from North Carolina.)  But all indications are that we will be right in the same spot if…

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NC’s Jones, SC’s Mulvaney stand strong on spending, while rest of US House GOP folds like cheap suit

“And the beat goes on … ” — Sonny & Cher ——————————- The drive-bys have been calling last week’s vote on the 2016 federal budget in the GOP-controlled US House as ”conservative.”   Seventeen members of the House GOP caucus would beg to differ with that…

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Charlotte, NASCAR & P3s: Big dreams paid for with other people’s money.

Amid the excitement of the recent election results — and the recovery from the smothering audio-visual assault on our senses — yet another example of crony capitalism and P3 monkey business went toes up. Those who are preaching the gospel of public-private partnerships for things…

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#NCGA: HOW MUCH ?????

$107 Billion, 580 Million, 297 Thousand dollars.  ($107,580,297,000.00)  THAT is how much debt North Carolina state government had racked up by January 2014.   And how has the “conservative revolution” in Raleigh addressed this problem? By spending MORE and MORE each year.  State Budget Solutions,…