Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN: Paying people to stay home with the kids?

Kay Hagan thinks businesses should be mandated to provide PAID leave to employees to deal with family concerns like childbirth or sick children.   On the face of it, that sounds really nice.  I mean, WHO could be against a mom spending time with her…

Posted in DENR Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government

Monkey Business Update: The state’s sea level rise study

We’ve posted previously about the do-over ordered by the legislature on the projections of sea level changes along the coast.  This information is important because it can affect insurance rates, and permitted uses of private property, for decades to come. The chairman of the NC…

Posted in Economy Media Moore County Pinehurst

SOME PEOPLE just can’t be pleased

The NCAE is grumbling over pay raise proposals being offered their members by GOP legislators that are BIGGER than ANYTHING ever offered by past Democrat majorities.  The movie crowd in Wilmington apparently can’t decide whether or not they like the amount of money the state…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Democrats Economy Kay Hagan Media NCGOP ObamaCare Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Stay out of my lady parts, but shell out some $$$ for my BIRTH CONTROL!

The US Supreme Court is acting incredibly sensible these days.  One of their latest decisions, the Hobby Lobby case, offered up some protections for employers dealing with the ObamaCare atrocity being shoved down their throats.  The court said, under the First Amendment, employers actually have…

Posted in campaign 2014 DENR Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Feeling heat, McCrory enviro-appointee responds to lefty bias accusations

We posted earlier about the apparent efforts of a McCrory appointee to prevent the seating of three global-warming skeptics on a key NC DENR panel studying the issue of sea levels.  The panel was charged by the legislature with studying the issue of sea level…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media ObamaCare Politics

#BOHICA: Study shows Affordable Care Act NOT SO AFFORDABLE

The Manhattan Institute (TMI) — a right leaning think tank — has put out a heckuva study illustrating the state-by-state, county-by-county impact of ObamaCare on the cost of health care. Let’s look at men and women in North Carolina.  TMI shows ObamaCare increasing premiums for…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Tea Party Thom Tillis

BOHICA Alert: Cost projections show new toll roads to be LITERAL highway robbery

Thom Tillis, Skip Stam, and the McCrory administration have all been singing the praises of HOT lanes and tolls as THE BEST way to pay for future road construction and improvements.  Wellllllllllll —- some new cost projections reveal that drivers will likely have to start…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA: Another bill watering down E-Verify introduced in House

In 2013, Gov. Pat McCrory lost a veto fight with the legislature over the use of E-Verify for checking citizenship of workers in North Carolina. Late last week, some Republican House members —  Riddell, Whitmire, Brody, and Dobson  — filed a bill to amend Article…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Kay Hagan Media Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: A sock puppet fight over climate change

US Senator Kay Hagan (D- NC  NY) — affectionately known in many of these parts as Chuck Schumer’s Sock Puppet™– lashed out at GOP nominee Thom Tillis — recently promoted to the position of Karl Rove’s Sock Puppet™  — as being bad for the environment: Democratic…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

BarryO & Mel Watt: Co-pilots in our descent toward another mortgage crisis

Sometimes, we find ourselves debating whether Barry Obama is simply incompetent or willfully driving our economy into the toilet.  Naming former North Carolina congressman Mel Watt as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency has us leaning more toward the latter conclusion.   The 2008…