Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Would you like some more debt with that?

The alleged conservative revolution in Raleigh is ramming through spending that is $1 billion MORE than what they passed last year. Two years ago, Raleigh gave us the hard sell on this $2 billion ConnectNC bond package. Approving that authorized the state to borrow up…

Posted in campaign 2016 Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Cough up some more money or, um, um — YOUR BABIES WILL DIE !!! (Yeah. That’s it.)

 Just when I think the NC Chamber can’t sink any lower, they DO.  You expect a meme like ”Spend more government money or the babies will die” or ”Don’t cut any government spending or the babies will die and the world will end” from any…

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Gov. Pat likes Ike. Maybe he should emulate him.

Pat McCrory loves to label himself an “Eisenhower Republican.”  Dwight Eisenhower was a great military leader who — as president — regularly knocked heads with the conservative base of his party. Right now, the guv is trying to put us on the hook for a…

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#ncga Gov. Pat & Uncle Art hit Jones Street

Gov. Pat McCrory and his former budget director Art Pope got together with NCGA Republicans this morning to talk road bonds.  Of course, we had a mole or two (or three) in the room. Said one mole: “It was disappointing, to say the least, to…

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#ncga: OK, repeat after me. Bonds ARE NOT taxes. There is NO ‘H’ in “Tim.”

I’ve got mail:   Subject: Joint Republican Caucus Importance: High To:   Joint Republican Caucus Members There will be a Joint Republican Caucus meeting Wednesday, May 27th at  8:30 AM in the General Assembly Auditorium, 3rd Floor Legislative Building. Governor Pat McCrory will speak to us regarding his Bond Proposal. …

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Pay more taxes, accrue more debt or THE KIDS WILL DIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is the unhinged thesis of some new ads put out by the North Carolina Chamber — allegedly the state’s largest and most powerful pro-business group.  (Disclosure:  I was briefly a member of said organization.  I got frustrated with it after a while. Most of…