REGULATION TAX COULD EXCEED STATE BUDGET

The always on target Becki Gray reports economic analysis shows the cost of complying with all the regulations churned out by state government amounts to as much as $25.5 billion. That’s more than the state’s entire General Fund budget. The regulatory burden on business and individuals is simply another level of taxation. Only it’s a tax levied by nameless, faceless … Read More

FROM ”WAYNE, WELL DONE” TO OBAMA WHO

In an election year switcheroo, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has gone from basking in White House glory for his implementation of ObamaCare to denouncing it for raising health insurance premiums (32% increase) after a $400 million Blue Cross loss. In 2010, after repeating Obama’s lie that if you like your plan you can keep your plan, Goodwin went to the … Read More

COOPER EXEMPTED POLITICIANS AND BUREAUCRATS FROM ID THEFT LAW

Now that 30 year insider Attorney General Roy Cooper is running for Governor as the man who can guide North Carolina’s future, take a look at his past. In 2006, the Charlotte Observer reported Cooper exempted government agencies from laws requiring consumer notification when their private ID information like Social Security numbers was exposed in a data breach. The Observer … Read More

COOPER: SAME OLD SONG

Been there. Done that. As Attorney General Roy Cooper announces for Governor, a little history is in order. Roy Cooper is no new face. When he became a Raleigh Legislative insider almost thirty years ago, Michael Jackson topped the charts with Bad and Ronald Reagan was in the White House. And Cooper’s policies are worn out, too. We’ve tried them … Read More

CONSERVATIVES RESTORE WORK REQUIREMENT

Over opposition from liberal groups like the AFL-CIO, conservative reformers restored the work requirement for single, childless, able bodied adults on food stamps. Since 2009,the Obama Administration has given states the option to allow single, childless, able bodied adults who don’t work to draw food stamps for more than the three month limit . That three month limit, enacted by … Read More

NEW REGULATIONS COST $46,000/NURSING HOME

Everyone knows Medicaid is a mess and now the Obama Administration is going to make it messier. According to The Hill, new government regulations on nursing homes will cost $730 million or $46,000/nursing home. Among the new rules, requirements services provided must be ”culturally competent.” Huh? (The Hill) Since Medicaid pays most nursing home bills, the new regulations will eventually … Read More

MEDICAID FRAUD

Even the Obama Administration can’t take it anymore. With hundreds of dead people collecting Medicaid benefits and thousands getting double benefits from two states, the Obama Administration wants a crackdown on Medicaid and Medicare fraud and waste. (Fiscal Times) The Medicaid improper payment rate surged nearly twenty percent last year. It could amount to $900 million a year in North … Read More

WHAT HAPPENED TO WORK REQUIREMENT? ASK NCDHHS

Are Legislators aware NCDHHS wants to waive the work requirement for food stamps? Under the law, single, childless, able bodied adults aren’t allowed to draw food stamps more than 3 months without getting a job or participating in a public service workfare program. NCDHHS wants to ignore this work requirement in 77 counties. Legislators should put language in the budget … Read More

N. C. CREATING JOBS 30% FASTER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE

The left snickers at the very idea of a Carolina Comeback. The left apparently has a problem with math. In the past year, North Carolina expanded employment by 110,000 jobs, nearly 30% faster than the nation average. National job growth was 2.1% while our state grew 2.7%, almost 30% greater job growth. Here’s what Wells Fargo economist Mark Vitner said. … Read More