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#NCGA: Agenda 21? Payoff to campaign contributors, lobbyist pals? (You make the call.)

In this case, I hate that I am right.  The state Senate Finance Committee is taking up S99 (H440) a/k/a “North Carolina Benefit Corporation Act.”  This sucker has been voted down TWICE already by the NCGA.  For it to get a new lease on life…

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#NCGA: The great revenue chase

John Drescher’s pet shih-tzu sat in on a legislative tax committee hearing for us yesterday. (Better him than us.) There were a few newsworthy items that came out of what I’m sure was quite a sleep-inducing event: […] The panel gathered to hear House bill…

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#NCGA: The weather vane strategy on govt meddling in health care

Ask any Republican legislator in Raleigh — or any Republican serving in the Congress — and they will tell you they don’t like that BAD ObamaCare and they want it to go away.  (Never mind how so many of them — like Renee Ellmers, Robert…

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Tholl Roads. Thaxation-by-GPS. Brought to you by a Republican administration.

We’re getting a lot of propaganda about the importance of beating Democrats this year.  But HOW do you sell that idea when you have some Republicans who are as into statism as the Democrats are?   Gov. Pat McCrory appeared to  be floating a trial…

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The more things “change,” the more they stay THE SAME

We’re riding out 2013’s last gasps from The Haymaker’s Watauga County outpost.  I happened to catch a local news report about the Watauga board of elections’ two-front fight with the AppState-based liberal lynch mob and the state board of elections: The State Board of Elections…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

McClatchy now doing HR work for DHHS?

I’m generally not one to argue with scrutinizing the government bureaucracy.  However, it DOES tick me off when our lazy, shiftless legacy media monopoly runs all of these “horror stories” about a Republican administration in Raleigh when the same types of stories earned yawns while…

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Piling on Dr. Wos

Make no mistake — we are NOT exactly “fans” of the welfare state here.  In our opinion, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) could collapse into a giant sinkhole — never to be seen again — and the world would be a…

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About those vetoes …

The mainstream media is having a field day setting up the narrative for this special session of the legislature: Republican legislators who helped elect our rookie Republican governor are in the awkward spot of overriding the vetoes of — and embarrassing — said rookie Republican…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

House GOP strategy on ObamaCare: Talk tough. Do nothing. Blame the Senate. (Repeat.)

    Boy, have Boehner and his folks got their talking points down.  Talk about how bad ObamaCare is for the country and the American people. Lament the fact that Harry Reid is in charge in the Senate, and then mention how — by God…

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Give him a free ride in 2012. He burns you in 2013.

Imagine if you retained an attorney to defend you in court.  Then, imagine that your attorney was running around town telling people he thinks you’re guilty as hell.  A run-of-the-mill attorney would get jacked up by the Bar Association.  If you’re Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s…