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Downtown Chapel Hill an ‘economic opportunity zone’ ?

  President Trump and some North Carolina Republicans were in Charlotte this week celebrating and advocating for economic opportunity zones.     These zones are supposed to be mostly low-income areas.    Federal legislation passed in 2017 created tax breaks and other incentive for people…

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Hey, Pinehurst: Here comes the John Strickland Tax Increase!

I   For years,  he’s huddled in the back of the village council meeting room organizing his minions.   John Strickland  couldn’t win his last election, so he was going to make life miserable for everyone who DID win.   The Strickland-ites were on a…

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Richard Burr can’t disappear off the radar fast enough.

  I swear.  Our two US senators are in a neck-and-neck race to the bottom.  Richard Burr knows he’s not running again — or is at least safe for another three years.  So, he’s saying and doing stupid things at break-neck speed — hoping that…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: DUMB -DA-DUMB-DUMB

  There’s nothing like having  someone young enough to be your daughter, with 1/100th the life experience and 1/1000th the business experience, tell you that what you’re saying is dumb.  Especially when this particular teenager is a “policy analyst” for Civitas,  allegedly the leader in…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Seriously. HOW is this good news?

  Exhibit A:   That is Speaker Timmy’s chief spokesman cheering the “over-collection” of revenue by the state to the tune of $700M. Now here’s Speaker Timmy doing the same in Exhibit B:     Sooooo — the “conservative revolution” thinks it is a good…

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#ncga: They came for your mopeds. They came for your grass clippings. NOW they want your kid’s bike.

  The remnants of the ‘conservative revolution’ in Raleigh sure are sounding a lot like the flaming bags of poo we threw out in 2010.  There must be something about getting closer to all that taxpayer and lobbyist ca$h that make you want to get…

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Tax rate reductions? Nice. (Now, WHERE are the spending cuts?)

Republicans in Raleigh are singing the praises of themselves for great big “tax cuts.”  That’s a good thing to allow people to keep more of their hard-earned money. But politicians view tax cuts different from the way you and I in the real world do. …

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

#ncpol: Jones and taxes.

  When news broke that Walter Jones was one of thirteen Republicans to vote NO on the hallowed tax package pushed through the House by Paul Ryan and the boys, I just knew it would be misused to further the myth that Jones is some…

Posted in Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics

Pinehurst Matters? (Yeah, but so does THE TRUTH.)

There’s a small, but loud group of people making quite a commotion about this year’s village council races in Pinehurst.  They really, really, really don’t like Mayor Fiorillo (aka Queen Nancy) and really really really wanted former council member John Strickland elected mayor.  They made…

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Analysis: Keeping ObamaCare taxes in place will hit American wallets hard starting in 2018

The DC GOPe has seriously dropped the ball on repealing ObamaCare — THE ISSUE that gave them their current majorities.  There have actually been reports that congressional Republicans want to keep the ObamaCare taxes in place.  Well, an independent actuarial analysis indicates that retirees, working…