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WHAT education cuts?

Bill Barber’s cheering section / steno pool at McClatchy and WRAL have been bombarding us with stories about draconian spending cuts to education rammed through the GOP-dominated General Assembly.  *Kids are gonna get dumber, and it’s ALL the Republicans’ fault.* Were there really cuts to…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Thanks to McClatchy, Rural Center biting the dust. (But why stop there?)

It sounds odd to hear me praising McClatchy, but they’ve done some bang-up work pointing out the waste in the NC Rural Center and making a case for its closure.  It’s too bad the conservative revolution in Raleigh didn’t beat them to the punch.  …

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Memo to NCGA: More CUTS before MORE confiscation …

  Legislation to address the state’s debt to the federal government is moving its way along Jones Street.  Basically, the plan calls for: (1) cutting back the amount of payments to the unemployed, and (2) increasing the amount of unemployment tax that employers and workers…

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As The Budget Busts: the expensive soap opera being rolled out by Jones Street studios

  We had a GOP takeover of the General Assembly which showed promise of introducing fiscal sanity to state government.  The 2011 budget debate had leftists hollering about mean old Republicans starving seniors and dumbing down school kids.  Republicans were crowing about that budget being…

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Carolina Journal: Room for improvement in NC House budget proposal

    Analysts with Raleigh’s John Locke Foundation say there are plenty of good things in the state budget proposal currently moving through state legislative chambers, but caution that conservatives seeking spending cuts and liberals wanting to bash legislators for cutting too much will both…

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Civitas: What Belt Tightening?

It’s election time.  The honorables on the right side of the aisle  on Jones Street are running around telling us how conservative and careful they’ve been with the people’s money. The folks on the left — and their allies in the media and activist communities…

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

Aahhh! Don’t you just love that leftist big-tent open-minded “tolerance” stuff?

    We on the right are frequently criticized by The Left and its comrades in the allegedly mainstream media for pushing “moderates” out of the GOP.  The latest example is the coverage of the retirement announcement by Senator Olympia Snowe (RINO-Maine).  It was stunning…

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Surprise! Media, Dems demagogued NC state budget cuts.

        Boss Bev, legislative Dems, and their hench-persons in North Carolina’s alleged mainstream media (MSM) tried to tell us THE SKY WOULD FALL if budget cuts pushed by GOP legislators were to pass. Well, the budget cuts passed — with the help…

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The Pilot parrots state Dem talking points …

        It is ASTOUNDING how much the staff editorials in our thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize-winning local paper mirror the rhetoric on MSNBC and the spin of the state Democrat Party.  The latest Pilot editorial  beats that dead horse about ‘extreme’ Republican budget cuts:…

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NC Teacher Job Loss Misinformation

      The Raleigh-based Civitas Institute has released an interesting study that contradicts the spin from leftists and their media comrades about those mean ol’ Republicans and their state budget cuts: An August 31st   press release by the Department of Public Instruction declared that this fall, the…