Archive | Government Spending

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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DON’T PAY THEM

A suggestion: The legislature should cut off salary money for Governor Cooper’s ghost cabinet secretaries. And we mean ghost secretaries because, according to Roy Cooper, they haven’t yet been appointed. Cooper is fighting tooth and nail to keep his cabinet secretaries out of the Senate confirmation room. Larry Hall no-showed again today, for the third […]

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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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