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

Spending, more spending AND debt. Oh, My!

A new study reveals that North Carolina state government’s total spending on debt service — since 2003 — has grown 165 percent. Sarah Curry of The John Locke Foundation gives us details: Remember voting for a bond on the ballot?  You know, those things city,…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Politics

Richard Burr: Barry & Harry’s useful idiot

      Apparently, Richard Burr thinks keeping The New York Times happy IS more important than saving the country.  As the US Senate voted 81-19 to shove a knife in the back of American taxpayers, Richard Burr took one more swipe at people like…

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Put that white flag AWAY !!!!

We’ve got a 17 percent federal spending freeze.  But to hear the media tell it, we are experiencing THE END OF DAYS. CNN is running a countdown clock.  We’re being that this 17 percent spending freeze is starving babies, hurting seniors, endangering national security, and…

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Public education: Where does the money go?

      I found a quite provocative post on a great new web site called The Federalist about North Carolina’s  public school system and its finances— a subject that Bill Barber and his mob, and their media lapdogs have been beating us over the…

Posted in Education Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

I’ll take “Comparative Queer Politics” for THREE Credit Hours, Alex.

  We’ve heard ad nauseum from Big Bill Barber, his non-working, loitering rabble, and their comrades in the mainstream media about how Republicans in Raleigh are “starving education.”  Never mind that the most recently passed state budget spends $400 million more on education than the…

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So. We’re cutting taxes — AND SPENDING MORE ??????

  The conservative revolution rolls on in The City of Oaks. The mainstream media has been regaling us all day with stories about the $20.6 BILLION budget deal reached by the GOP majority in the North Carolina General Assembly.  Yay! We’ve got a budget! But,…

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Budget brouhaha: NCGOP leaders accepting Dem premise we have revenue, not spending problem?

The GOP majority on Jones Street has passed budget  packages.  The House and Senate versions are both in the ballpark of $20.6 billion (hundreds of millions higher than Bev Perdue’s last budget). Mainly, the chambers are differing on spending priorities: Transportation.   Gov. Pat has described…

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Digging a little deeper inside the faculty lounge at UNC

What’s that smell, you ask?  Why it’s the patchouli-and-granola Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd  stinking up Jones Street and tying up police officers’ valuable time –– comparing themselves to MLK and protesting “draconian cuts” to public education. We wrote earlier about one of the rabble-rousers at the…

Posted in Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

What’s 4’11,” has two thumbs, and will cost us $520,000 per year?

  Answer:  THIS WOMAN.  Carol Folt, acting president of Darthmouth College, was named this week as the first female chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   We’ve written previously about all of the capitalism-hating lefties making a KILLING while on the…

Posted in Economy Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

What ever happened to CUTTING taxes AND cutting SPENDING ???

  Politicians in Raleigh and DC, aided and abetted by our oft-clueless media, are railing about how the only way to fix our economic mess is to get the ‘guv-mint’  MO’ revenue. Some state Republicans, along with the Civitas Institute, are pushing the idea of…