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#ncga: Mommy state alive and well in GOP-run House

*Uncle Timmy wants you to eat your vegetables.* It really is a shame that, in an overwhelmingly Republican chamber, you get run over and beat down for daring to question subsidies for small businesses.  But THAT is where we are:  A group of House Republicans…

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#ncga: Eat your veggies. (The honorables ARE watching.)

We’ve all seen those weepy commercials about “food deserts” — geographic areas where folks apparently can’t get access to the kind of stuff you find in Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or The Fresh Market. Well, the honorables on Jones Street appear poised to start subsidizing…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media NC legislature Politics

A House Committee on Food Desert Zones. Seriously ?????

Yep.  The honorables in the House of Thom have established a committee on food desert zones.  That’s desert as in Sahara, and NOT as in cherry cheesecake  (YUM). What’s a food desert?  It’s a statist term coined to refer to an urban area where it’s…