WHAT HAPPENED ON JULY 8, 1996?

That’s the day Senate Redistricting Committee Chairman Roy Cooper told Attorney General Mike Easley it wasn’t feasible to draw new districts before the November election. See page 26 for yourself. And now Cooper wants new districts in two weeks? The Governor must not live in the Governor’s Mansion. He lives in a glass house of hypocrisy.

ROY’S FEEBLE MEMORY

Governor Cooper must have a fading memory. He’s fuming about alleged racial gerrymandering and partisan redistricting and demanding an immediate redrawing of legislative districts before a single judge has ordered it. Hmm. That never bothered Roy Cooper when he was Chairman of the Democrat’s Redistricting Committee in the 1990s and specialized in racial gerrymandering and partisan redistricting. Just read Cooper’s … Read More

COOPER SELLS OUT AGRICULTURE FOR LAWYERS

When Mountaire Farms, one of the big poultry producers, announced 65 new jobs, Governor Cooper sang their praise and the importance of agriculture. “These new, good-paying jobs mean better opportunities for hard-working people and their communities in Scotland County,” Cooper said. “Agriculture has a long and proud history in North Carolina and Mountaire Farms’ new state-of-the-art operations are a sign … Read More

NORTH CAROLINA FOLLOWING GROWTH STRATEGIES

Scott Minard of Guggenheim Partners is a respected Wall Street voice. He recently wrote about the key points of increasing economic growth. Minard discusses sensible land use to help create millions of energy related jobs. North Carolina reformers have already passed careful energy development rules. He says “Governments at all levels should incentivize private sector investment by reducing regulatory hurdles, … Read More

MORE FAMILY INCOME TAX FREE

The Trump tax reform would make the first $24,000 of family income tax free. The N. C. Senate’s middle class tax cut will make the first $20,000 of family income tax free. The plans are on the table. The State Senate has already voted to make the first $20,000 of family income tax free. So here’s the question: Will the … Read More

MEDICAID EXPANSION ATTACKS DISABLED CHILDREN

Thanks to a few limelight-seeking politicians, Obamacare and its Medicaid expansion will likely never be cut, much less repealed, as momentum to act has come and gone. The Wall Street Journal says states from Kansas to Maine are again pushing Obamacare expansion, including Governor Cooper’s illegal Medicaid expansion push right here in North Carolina. But what is the real morality … Read More

RECRUIT AMAZON TAX REFORM?

Buried in the Senate’s Billion Dollar middle Class Tax Cut is a corporate tax change rewarding companies that invest and create jobs in North Carolina, while penalizing companies that simply ship products to North Carolina consumers from out of state without necessarily investing anything here. The reform is called Market Based Sourcing, but it ought to be called “Bring Jobs … Read More

STRANGLING MARKET RAISES HEALTHCARE COSTS

While Governor Cooper wants to grow welfare by spending $3-$6 billion of our money to give free healthcare to able-bodied adults who won’t work, working people who aren’t on Cooper’s radar and don’t get free stuff pay above average healthcare costs. Look what the Charlotte Observer found out about high health care costs in North Carolina: “For a CT scan … Read More

COOPER’S SLICK FREEBIE

Channeling his inner Bernie Sanders, Roy Cooper wants to giveaway free community college tuition. Hmm. Maximum tuition is $2,400 a year. But we already have a federal tax credit of $2,500 for tuition and it’s refundable up to $1,000, which means you get a thousand dollar check even if you don’t owe any tax. So using that tax credit, few … Read More

ATTACK ON TAX CAP BEGINS

The predictable backlash against allowing the people to vote on a Constitutional Amendment putting a cap on how high politicians can raise income tax at no more than our current 5.5% has begun. Just like the pigs in George Orwell’s Animal Farm book-summary thought some animals were more equal than others, the News & Observer is angry everyone now pays … Read More