Posted in Congress Economy Law & Order Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

govt shutdown or amnesty: which one “costs” more?

The DC GOP establishment, and their media puppets on Fox News, are quaking over the idea of a government “shutdown.”  Give the Democrats what they want.  Don’t make Barry mad, or he’ll shut down the government.   The drive-bys have brow-beaten the GOP into backing…

Posted in Congress Economy Media

Boehner’s boys (and girls) kow-tow to Green crowd, crony capitalists with “all-of-the-above”

“All-of-the-above” is a nice, safe term.  You don’t offend anyone.  You’re taking everyone’s options. It’s perfect for politicians wanting to keep everyone happy. But the ”all-of-the-above” energy strategy being touted by House Republicans in DC plays right into the hands of the environmental left and…

Posted in Economy NC State Government

Food Policy: Gov’t ratcheting up effort to control what goes in your mouth, on your plate

Michelle Obama has been working overtime from DC to make school lunches even more unbearable. She’s apparently inspired statists from sea to shining sea to increase their meddling in the arena of all things edible.Government-organized and funded  ”Food Policy Councils” are popping up across the country and…

Posted in Economy Media NC State Government

We’re #16 !!! (Um, YAY ?)

The right-leaning Tax Foundation has released its national rankings of the various states’ economic climate.  According to the group, North Carolina has moved from an overall ranking of 44th out of 50 in 2013 to 16th out of 50 in 2014.  (Our neighbors in Tennessee…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media ObamaCare Politics

N&O, McClatchy misrepresent Medicaid expansion fight. (Um, *Surprise*?????)

Thom Tillis’ switch on Medicaid for poor draws fire Yep.  That’s the hysterical headline that Low-T HQ hit us with this AM.  *Poor Thom.  He’s taking heat from his evil GOP cohorts for actually trying to take care of the poor.* Some of you may…

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#ncsen: Tillis says he’s OK with expanding Medicaid

In 2013, the General Assembly took a stand against the implementation of ObamaCare by refusing to accept federal money for expanding Medicaid.  Expanding Medicaid is a key component of ObamaCare.  In 2014, state House speaker Thom Tillis — now the GOP’s US Senate nominee —…

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GOP putting pedal to the metal on O-Care sellout?

It’s arguable that the Republican electoral success in 2010  had its origins in voter anger over the passage of ObamaCare.  Republicans won governor seats, state legislative majorities, and a majority in the US House.  It was pretty clear what the voters were looking for. Fast…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media NC legislature Politics

Memo to Establishment: Sometimes, taxes mean more than freebies

House speaker Thom Tillis and his team, Gov. Pat McCrory, and scores of big names in the state’s business establishment have been harping on the alleged importance of customized, special incentives to lure new business — from TV and movie productions to industry —  to…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media ObamaCare Politics

Boy, this ObamaCare is working out, um, *SWELL*

An $8 billion tax on health insurers is due September 30, and the drive-bys are just starting to realize this ObamaCare ca-ca is going to be an expensive nightmare:  […] States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the…

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Thoughts on statists, taxes and, um, PATRIOTISM ????

On the surface, it’s heart-warming to hear statists celebrating the concept of patriotism.  Of course, their idea of patriotism and MINE appear to be vastly divergent.  I think of Old Glory, baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and our military heroes of past and present.  Leftists…