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CHOICES AND COOPERATION

In his budget and State of the State address, Governor Cooper dumped a grab bag full of spending notions on the table while avoiding choices. Example: The Governor wants double-digit raises for teachers who already average about $50,000 a year. Equal raises for good teachers and bad teachers. Nothing about rewarding our best with bigger […]

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THE LAZY AND THE GREEDY AGAINST THE NEEDY

Anyone glancing at statistics on student debt will conclude millennials are having a rough time financially. So we raised an eyebrow when the UNC Faculty Assembly trashed the Board of Governors and the Legislature for a myriad of sins, demanding accreditation agencies stop the push for reform in the UNC System. Among the sins the […]

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VOTERS SUPPORT TAX RATE CAP

According to a new poll, 68% of North Carolina voters want to limit the power of politicians to raise taxes with a Constitutional Amendment capping income tax at 5.5%. That’s a five-point increase in voter support for a tax limitation since last year. It’s a no-brainer. By reducing Governor Perdue’s sky-high taxes and leaving more […]

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BUSINESS TAX CUT EQUALS PAYCHECKS

Carolina Plotthound notes an article exposing the lie that is Governor Cooper’s claim that business tax cuts are corporate giveaways. In fact, they mean jobs. The latest proof: “The business is just about as fresh to Greensboro as its pastries. Duck Donuts opened up shop on Pisgah Church Road last week, and has already seen a lot of […]

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WILL COOPER CHOOSE PEOPLE OR THE WATERDOGS?

Roy Cooper will soon face a choice between the thousands of jobs the Atlantic Coast Natural Gas Pipeline will produce for North Carolina families… and the waterdogs. The Neuse River Waterdog doesn’t wag its tail, beg or bark. Maybe it hisses. It’s a salamander. Here it is. And because the waterdog is so precious, so […]

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IS MANDY COHEN CREDIBLE?

How did President Obama try to sell Obamacare? In this video, CNN’s Paul Begala explains how the campaign’s Doctors for Obama morphed into Doctors for America to push ObamaCare. Mandy Cohen – Governor Cooper’s pick for NCDHHS Secretary – ran Doctors for America. Senators need to see all of Doctors for America’s records during Cohen’s […]

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