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#ncga: Gettin’ PAID with Speaker Timmy

We’ve reported earlier on how the little guy from Cleveland County is making out like a Rockefeller thanks to his political connections.  Now, it appears he’s spreading the love — with other people’s money — to his staff on Jones Street: A day after his…

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Gettin’ $$$ PAID $$$ (workin’ for the state)

Every time I hear stories like this, my level of sympathy for “the poor, poor state employees” drops another three notches. (*It’s been FIVE MINUTES since they got a bonus or a salary increase!*): North Carolina has billions of dollars invested in stocks, bonds and…

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#ncga: No money for roads. PLENTY of money for leadership staff salaries.

The “conservative revolution” in Raleigh is telling us the state is so cash-poor that it can’t afford some vital road repairs and construction.  Yet, the folks at the AP are sharing with us some interesting details about the legislative leadership’s priorities: As North Carolina’s population…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Gov. Pat & the DOT budget: ‘Bev did it, too’ is NOT an excuse

Republicans took over in Raleigh promising to change the culture — No More Business As Usual. Now we have our Republican governor defending a questionable practice by claiming he’s only doing the same thing Bev Perdue did: House leaders are OK with a quiet decision by…

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Gov. Pat, those twenty-somethings and the big salaries

It pains me to even come close to being on the same side of an issue with Chris Fitzsimon and the gang.  They raised a stink about salaries paid to a couple of 24 year olds in the McCrory administration, and the sycophants in the…

Posted in Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Wanna get rich? Get a job with UNC!

  Campus lefties are crying over Gov. Pat’s plans to cut $140 million from the UNC system.   The lefties suggest that cutting even ONE PENNY from the university system budget will critically damage the quality of higher education in North Carolina.  Really? Let’s look at…