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Charlotte’s economic troubles pile up

The Queen City will be playing a key role in North Carolina politics this year.  Pat McCrory, Charlotte’s former, mayor is the leading GOP contender for governor of North Carolina.  He is basing a lot of his campaign on his stewardship of the city.  Barry…

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GOP candidate for NC Senate in Guilford picks up the tab for strapped drivers

  Trudy Wade, a Republican member of the Greensboro City Council, is running to represent the Greensboro area in the NCGA’s upper chamber.  She and her volunteers sponsored and manned an event at a gas station where the campaign pumped gas, and  paid the tax…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

Paying for them to do NOTHING

        We, the beleaguered taxpayers of North Carolina, are being told that we will finance a “special session” of the General Assembly where ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will be voted on: Those hoping for excitement during the April 23 special session at the General…

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Remedial education for NC high school graduates on the rise

        The Democrats WANT to talk about education this campaign season.  They’ve dominated state government for decades.  They’ve thrown tons of money at our public schools.  How’s all that working out?  Terry Stoops with The John Locke Foundation fills us in: Last…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Moore County Politics

A lesson for Pinehurst government in Raleigh

  The Village of Pinehurst government is aggressively promoting the idea of downtown revitalization.  They’ve paid for a study of the idea of building a performing arts center.  They’ve obtained grants to help a brewery renovate a historic building in the downtown area.  Now, the…

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The NCGA GOP spending machine keeps rolling on ….

        We’re being told that those mean ol’ legislative Republicans on Jones Street are trying to bleed public education dry.  Au Contraire, mes amis.   Check out this latest development from a recent House committee meeting: A House committee endorsed an arrangement that…

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SEANC: Democrat Party mouthpiece

I’ve been getting some — ahem — “love letters” from people defending the State Employees Association of North Carolina from my insinuations that the group is little more than a front group for the Democrat establishment.    (I previously published a report from a Democrat…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Politics

Arguing with idiots: Gas Prices Edition

(Apologies to Glenn Beck for lifting the title of his GREAT book.) The next time some Obama-voting granola rants about how the high prices at the pump are GEORGE W. BUSH’S fault,  hit that “person” right between the eyes with the info in  THIS great…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Obama Politics

History, Economic data point to SURE Obama loss in November

James Pethokoukis with The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in DC is one of the sharpest people out there writing on business and the economy.  He has some interesting charts up on AEI’s The American website — tracking real income in the US to national election…

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Some FACTS to consider against leftist rantings about the 1%

              Former Senator — and Economic PhD — Phil Gramm has an excellent piece in today’s Wall Street Journal addressing some interesting facts behind what the the professional left, the media and the DC establishment refer to as “income…