Anyone who says Trump is not stoking the fire of hatred is in need of psychological help or a thesaurus. The GOPs nominee has renewed the 35 year old "Southern Strategy," promoted by Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and others. No need to worry about ISIS. The Republican Party has adopted a racist credo. The GOP is destroying America, the greatest country, through terrorist tactics and fear-mongering.
We are better than this. We must reject the fabrications, the lies, the animus.
Pat McCrory and the Republican-heavy legislature shows they don't give a hoot about the rights and needs of regular people. They want total control of every aspect of the lives of citizens and taxpayers for the benefit of the wealthy. McCrory morphed quickly into a guardian of privilege.
Let's hope in November that the people revolt, sending the power grubbers to the political graveyard.
This ain't Kansas. But McCrory and the Republicans are looking more like Sam Brownback's administration every day. McCrory and the GOP cabal are SOS--Stuck on Stupid. Pat's bright budget ideas are hitting the middle class and less well-heeled: the labor tax added to services like clothing, shoe repair, plumbing, painters, floor installation and car wash detailing, home deliveries.
"The legislature already expanded sales taxes in 2013 to include movie and other admission tickets, manufactured home sales and other items."(N&O)
I hope North Carolinians recognize the "odor of mendacity." Skip Stam and the rest of his gang are making up stuff to hide the dirty little secrets of the Cult of Power-Trippers. ISIS isn't headed to the Tar Heel State to demand cop shop videos. Videotape a confidential informant? C'mon! The NCGA is not a private club. The public is entitled to view documentary material recorded on the $500K body and dash cams paid for by TAXPAYERS.
OMG! Gov. Pat McPope and his cabal don't seem to know that their Rube Goldberg idea of freshwater mussels requires a constant source of COOL, CLEAN WATER to exist. Do not turn the state into Flint, Michigan! This governor is taxing and spending; pushing laws that make NC look like yahoos, bigots; losing business and tourism dollars--hurting our economy. The NCGA is chasing LEOs and teachers out of town. What is up with this "scorched earth" policy? Nothing but a bunch of power junkies sitting in Raleigh making laws that damage North Carolinians.
I get why the greedy Art Pope-types want the largest pieces of the economic pie. What I do get are the poor and middle class folks who vote Republican. Do they think Pat McCrory and his cabal give a fig about them? Their taxes are on the rise. The GOP has cut "safety net" programs for all North Carolinians, including current and retired veterans. The NCGOP talks jobs then blocks raises to minimum salaries. Is it the kabuki dance of social issues?
Maybe it's time to read between the lines. The Repubs call for small government. What that means is cuts to education funding for our kids; Social Security and Medicare benefits for the most vulnerable will go bye-bye. The governor already slashed unemployment benefits when people were hurting. He gave his old bosses at Duke Energy a sweetheart deal while they continued to poison our drinking water. Read between the lines. The right wing has insinuated itself into every aspect of our lives and canceling democratic rights.
Government stats show that the face of poverty is changing. The faces on the breadline won't be just black or brown. "By the time they turn 60, a whopping 76 percent of whites will experience economic insecurity—joblessness. Three out of four white people will get to know economic panic before they reach retirement age." All North Carolinians can thank the McCrory faction for the hurt and damage--all because the RWNJs want more cash and total mind control.
McCrory's appearance on MTP was an embarrassment. His responses showed a lack of capacity to lead NC. But most of us knew that from day one. Just take his gibe at Hollywood and China. Guess he forgot his program ExportNC through his commerce department. Check out
From the website: The State of North Carolina maintains offices around the globe.
At each location, you’ll find a team of specialists assigned either to support export activity or to facilitate foreign direct investment into North Carolina.
These offices are staffed by professionals who can assist you with every step of your international investment project or your export strategy– all free of charge.
For assistance, contact one of our dedicated professionals below:
Hong Kong Office
William Chu, Trade Representative
North Carolina Asia Pacific Office
Unit 902 Dominion Centre
43-59 Queen’s Road East
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