Jul 17

Winston-Salem Journal: Democrats Can’t Fool Us on “Temporary” Taxes Again

For a broader tax base Editorial Winston-Salem Journal Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me five times … Gov. Bev Perdue and legislative leaders must think that North Carolinians have short memories when it comes to taxes. That’s not a smart assumption. From the look of things in Raleigh, the General Assembly is likely […]

Jul 17

Democrats Spend Money on Crab Pots, Rather than Teachers. Really, it’s True.

State sets up man with hundreds of crab pots By Lynn Bonner News & Observer A little-known state government service bought 1,100 crab pots to help a hearing-impaired Belhaven man pursue his dream of starting a business.The state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services approved using federal money to buy the $38,018 worth of traps as […]

Jul 16

WRAL: GOP says more cuts possible, taxes not needed

“North Carolina is not unique in overspending,” Sen. Neal Hunt (R-Wake) said. “It might be good for a small group of people, but it’s not good for the state. So we’ve got to have more courageous legislators to stand up and say enough is enough.” Click here for the WRAL article…

Jul 16

Perdue Earns Low Marks in Progress Report

On WNCT, NCGOP Chairman Tom Fetzer gives Governor Beverly Perdue a grade of “T” for taxes for her proposed $1.6 billion tax increase on North Carolina’s families and small businesses. Part 1: Part 2:

Jul 15

Failure to Prioritize Spending Beginning to Show

Shorter Prison Sentences Advanced by Democrats as Cost-Saving Measure Raleigh, N.C. – Democrats in the North Carolina Senate pushed through two bills (S488 and S489) today that will reduce sentencing lengths for some repeat felons. Under the legislation, a convicted rapist with a prior record could face a prison term more than two years shorter than […]

Jul 15

RealClearPolitics: Perdue’s Unpopularity Could Cost Democrats

National Political Analysts believe Governor Perdue’s personal unpopularity with voters and low job performance ratings could threaten Democratic legislative majorities in the State Senate and, ultimately, lead to Republican control of the redistricting process. That Was Quick Posted by Sean Trende In November 2008, North Carolina Democrats narrowly won their fifth consecutive gubernatorial race, electing Bev […]

Jul 14

Under the Dome: Berger: Budget delay is incompetence

Under the Dome July 14, 2009 Senate Republican leader Sen. Phil Berger said it’s another example of Democrat’s incompetence that the state doesn’t have a budget 14 days into the fiscal year. “For the average person, when they have a deadline and they need to get something done, they are held accountable,” said Berger, an Eden Republican, […]

Jul 14

Democrats Asleep at the Wheel

Mismanagement Costing North Carolinians Last week, a report from the legislature’s Program Evaluation division revealed that $635 million was wasted on community mental health services because of poor planning and lax monitoring by the state Department of Health and Human Services.  (“Report: $635 million slipped away,” News & Observer, 7/7/09) This combines with other discoveries of […]

Jul 13

Pay-to-Play Politics Alive and Well in Easley Administration

The News & Observer continues their series entitled “Executive Priviledge” chronicling the deeds and misdeeds of former Democratic Governor Mike Easley, the former first lady and their friends.  The latest installment features the story of a Lee County town who only had their roads project considered after members of the community made contributions to Easley’s […]

Jul 13

Democrats Choose Fishing Pier Over Teachers

While Democrats continue closed-door negotiations scheming to raise taxes on North Carolinians and threaten budget cuts that will harm teachers and the sick, disabled, and elderly, they continue to defend a $25 million fishing pier being built in the home of Democratic Senate Leader Marc Basnight (D-Dare). Nag’s Head lavish pier gets a lashing By […]

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