#NCSEN: Thillis delivers for his donors
Only 62.4 percent of Americans are in the labor force. THAT is a 38-year low.
Over 94 million people are not in the labor force. That means those people do not have jobs and /or are not looking for work.
Yet, senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Mark Warner (D-VA) think the feds need to make it easier to employ “seasonal” migrant workers. Their reasoning? It’s getting harder for American businesses to find Americans to do their work. I bet it is hard to find Americans who will work for what Pedro and Miguel from Reynosa, Mexico will work for.
Ted Cruz made a great point during the presidential debate the other evening. This is an economic issue. Bringing all of these people in drives down wages for Americans already in the country. And it takes opportunities away from Americans. Hell, we’ve got a 62 percent labor participation rate. And we’re wanting to make it easier to import MORE folks to compete for work here?
The Tillis bill itself increases the bureaucratic involvement in the process, puts more of a burden on employers, and even provides protections to union workers.
I wish I could say I was surprised. We called this one early during the 2014 senatorial campaign. Ol’ Thom told us again after he got elected. He basically told us again by approving spending deals that funded amnesty, Planned Parenthood AND ObamaCare.
One thing you can say for ol’ Thom — he delivers FOR the folks who put big checks in his hands. Autism lobbyists gave him money for his Senate campaign, and he’s wearing an autism awareness lapel pin and pushing for an insurance mandate. The movie studio people in Wilmington pumped a lot of money into his campaign, and he was all FOR state movie incentives. He even pushed for certain appointees to the UNC Board of Governors because they had written big checks to him.
I am *suuuuuuuure* this latest move has nothing to do with the big dollars and political support from the US Chamber of Commerce, The NC Farm Bureau, and this crowd.
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Tillis is owned by the K Street special interests, and that is who he represents, not the citizens of North Carolina. If the US Chamber of Horrors. . . err . . .Commerce says jump, Tillis asks ”how high?” We need a good primary challenger in five years to make him One Term Thom. Of course, Burr is even worse.
Tillis voted specifically to fund Obama’s executive amnesty, and he voted for the more recent rotten budget deal that continued to fund that, Obamacare, and lots of other bad Obama policies. North Carolina used to have principled conservatives in the Senate like Jesse Helms, John East, and Lauch Faircloth. Now we have a pair of go along / get along weasels who are happy to enable liberal policies if it makes the special interests happy.
Burr votes more like Harry Reid than he does Ted Cruz, and Tillis is almost as bad.
For purposes of “truth in advertising,” Thommy should herein afterwards be referred to as Sen. Thommy Tillis (BAD-NC). “BAD” the acronym for “Basically A Democrat.”
That’s a little long. Just call him Thom Hagan and leave it at that.
Good one. I like ”BAD” much better than ”RINO”, and it fits Tillis, Burr, and Ellmers very, very well.
Republican government for sale to the highest bidder – Good and honorable.
Democrat government for sale to the highest bidder – Bad and corrupt.
We had our chance to elect a true Conservative who would have truly represented the people of NC and not the ones bankrolling his campaign! Why? Because Greg Brannon’s donations came from the people and not Big Pharma or movie makers or lobbyists. Greg’s donations came from the true leaders of NC, We the people…the way it should be!
Tillis will be best remembered for his disastrous appointments to the UNC Board of Governors. His appointees bought their way onto the BOG and have no desire to reform the UNC monster. The current BOG malaise is mostly due to Tillis’s pay-to-play appointments. For this alone, Tillis should be permanently persona non grata in the GOP.
The other day, the self proclaimed “Conservative” group Americans For Prosperity – NC Chapter trotted out Senator Thom Tillis to a group in Charlotte to discuss of all things the Senator’s opposition to the Export Import Bank. I watched the presentation live streamed – and to say that I was disappointed in AFP is an understatement. I love the fact that they were able to get the Senator to appear in public, since we know he only appears before friendly audiences. However, I had hoped this conservative organization would surely hold this elected official accountable for all of his bad votes, including his set up of the hi way bill to reauthorize the Export Import Bank. Sadly, they fed him softball questions, which he answered with political double speak and no one held him accountable. Perhaps that was agreed upon up front, I only know what I saw. AFP has been working hard to develop grassroots leaders and give them the tools to hold elected officials accountable, but why would they, when the leadership of the group doesn’t. I kept asking myself why would AFP prop up Tillis with his unconservative score of 55% from Heritage Action and an F from Conservative Review – both rightfully earned I might add – when we have two of the bravest conservatives in Washington right here in our State in Rep. Mark Meadows & Rep. Walter Jones? If they’ve had events for these two guys, and I missed it great. The fact still remains that they are propping up Tillis, which begs the question, Why? Could it be the connection between Woodhouse & Tillis & Woodhouse & AFP? This is serious folks – and any insight would be appreciated.
“Thommy should herein afterwards be referred to as Sen. Thommy Tillis (BAD-NC). “BAD” the acronym for “Basically A Democrat.”
GOOD ONE, Mr. Stubbs!
As one who donated to and voted for Tillis, I find him to be a huge disappointment (like Nee Nee).
Y’now, I hate to say this, but Kay Hagan couldn’t have been any worse! At least Hagan made no secret about voting as an Obama supporting Democrat!
Gee, I wonder if Thommy would refund the 50 bucks I sent to his campaign?
“HELLO, Senator Tillis’ office……you……want your 50 bucks back? HA, HA, HA!……….don’t hold your hand on your Gluteus Maximus, Mr. Radagast!”
Ya got that right!
Tillis + Dallas Woodhouse + AFP/GOP = No accountability from those groups and more cronyism on the horizon.
It appears as though the hotel, landscape,and agricultural lobbyist have somehow gotten to Tillis. Money has always been his incentive to advance the liberal cause–look at the appointments to the BOG for UNC system. They all contributed to his campaign even though they were Dems. As many of you mentioned, Tillis and Burr are for the establishment and themselves and not for the people of NC. We definitely need to find someone to run against Burr in the primary. Greg Brannon was mention in earlier comments—one who ran in the last voting cycle, is a constitutional conservative and has the best interest of the NC people at heart. It is time for us to rise up and get these BAD(basically a democrat) people out of office.
Don’t look now, Mel, but there is a strong conservative running against Burr in the primary–me! And I’d welcome your support. Thanks!
Tillis will be a one term senator. He votes for and Burr votes against so he can be reelected. They are all sh..ts in the wind
Watch the cloture votes – the vote that really matters because it is where bad legislation can most easily be stopped. Almost invariably, both vote wrong on that.
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