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Democrats anxiously hit the road in the kickoff of their “Tax Me More Bus Tour” Monday. The NC-Democrats, inspired by and
emulative of President Barack H. Obama’s recent “Debt-End Bus Tour,” have decided to embark on a “fact finding” mission for job solutions.
Before last week’s legislative session, Rep Bill Faison (D-Orange County) held a press conference to announce his proposal for a $1.1 billion tax-increase on the people of North Carolina.
NCGOP Communications Director Rob Lockwood told KCC: “The Democrats plan for jobs, as evidenced by Rep. Faison’s proposal, clearly indicates their desire to raise taxes on North Carolinians.
Their motto for job-creation is clear, ‘READ OUR LIPS: MORE NEW TAXES for everyone.’ The Democrats fail to understand a simple concept: new taxes do not create new private-sector jobs.
People of all political affiliations have serious questions for Governor Beverly Perdue and her Democratic colleagues.
They want to know why the Governor has been silent on the issue of “right-to-work” in the Tar Heel State.
Perdue has metaphorically put up a sign that states, ‘North Carolina doesn’t want non-unionized jobs, take your business to South Carolina!’
What is clear is that if the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can interfere in South Carolina, they can interfere anywhere with right-to-work laws, especially North Carolina.”
Former NC Democratic Chairman David Young declared Friday, “YES, NLRB v. Boeing Fight Hurts NC.” David Young’s feeling that it was important to speak out publicly on the issue highlights the bi-partisan call for action by non-elected citizens.
Governor Perdue, where are you and North Carolina Democrats on the NLRB v. Boeing issue?
Last Thursday, the entire NC Republican US House Delegation voted to overturn the President Obama’s NLRB’s authority to squash job
growth in right-to-work states. Their public stance boldly tells any company “We’ll fight for your right to employ in North Carolina.”
The actions of the House members only go so far when the Governor chooses silence over fighting for jobs.
EDITOR’S NOTE: In related news, Rep. Bill Faison announced on Friday that he will not challenge Governor Perdue in the Democratic Gubernatorial race. He told WRAL’s Laura Leslie that he WILL run if Perdue were to not run for re-election. Earlier in the day, he would neither confirm, nor deny whether or not he would challenge the Governor, Leslie reported.
Katy’s Conservative Corner is the only North Carolina blogger with permission to reproduce these reports. KCC thanks Col. Formo for her continued research on behalf of the Federation.
NC General Assembly
Defense of Marriage Amendment
The Marriage Amendment passed in the Legislature this week. It will be on the ballot for the May 2012 primary so that the people of North Carolina can vote on it.
The bill states that Article 14 of the NC Constitution is amended by adding a new section that states, “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.”
A Pro-Marriage Amendment rally was held on Sep 12th at the Halifax Mall adjacent to the Legislative buildings in Raleigh. The rally was hosted by The Upper Room Church of Christ in Raleigh and was attended by a diverse group of concerned citizens of both political parties. As we were walking toward the rally, some of them were saying that they just couldn’t believe that in NC marriage would be controversial.
Inspirational leaders from The Upper Room Church of Christ addressed the crowd, including Pastor Patrick L. Wooden and his wife Pamela. Church coordinators for the event were Wanda Thomas and Anthony Wilson. They did a commendable job in getting people out because it was a huge crowd. Our own Felice Pete, of the congregation and President of the Wake County Republican Women, was there with her new baby, Reagan. What dedication to the Defense of Marriage!
Kevin Daniels, President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of NC was also a speaker and drew praise for his comments. The rally was inspiring and uplifting while giving evidence that marriage between one man and one woman is beneficial for families and reflects on our nation’s Christian heritage. The people attending the rally made a difference in the legislative vote by showing that they care about the definition of marriage in NC.
During the next eight months there will be much debate from both sides.
The White House has already responded to North Carolinians by stating that “President Obama opposes laws ‘designed to take rights away.’”
In related news, House Republicans are seeking ways to delay the termination of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” enacted during the Clinton administration. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) expires on September 20, 2011. In brief, under DADT military members keep their sexuality preferences private.
US House of Representatives
The bill “Amends the National Labor Relations Act to deny the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) any power to: (1) order an employer (or seek an order against an employer) to restore or reinstate any work, product, production line, or equipment; (2) rescind any relocation, transfer, subcontracting, outsourcing, or other change regarding the location, entity, or employer who shall be engaged in production or other business operations; or (3) require any employer to make an initial or additional investment at a particular plant, facility, or location.
G. K. Butterfield (D-1st), David E. Price (D-4th), Larry Kissell (D-8th) Melvin L. Watt (D-12th), and Brad Miller (D-13th).
In a press release, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger said that Governor Beverly Perdue should “stand up to the federal government and defend North Carolina’s right to work status, the state’s most important jobs law that gives North Carolina a competitive edge over other states competing for new businesses.” To date, she has been mum.
Sources: ncga; Observations from Sep 12 Marriage Amendment Rally and General Assembly; Washington Blade, ”White House Responds to N.C. Marriage Amendment by Chris Johnson, Sep 13, 2011 and “House GOP Seeks to Delay End to ‘Don’t Ask’” by Chris Johnson, Sep 15, 2011; News Release: “Berger: Perdue Shoud Stand Up to NLRB, Encourage Job Growth,” Sep 15, 2011; and house.gov.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information on this volatile issue and to see how those on the opposing side stand, your blogger suggests you check out her friend, Pam Spaulding‘s blog, Pam’s House Blend. KCC does not see members of the Republican Party and the Libertarian and unaffiliated voters as a “sure thing” in the vote for this amendment. Many of these people feel that this is a case where the “government needs to keep hands off”, and these people, if compelled, will get out and vote against the amendment in May. We shall see how this goes in the ensuing months!
President Barack Obama visited Apex, North Carolina on Wednesday, trying to sell his jobs bill to a hand-picked small business. The owner, Erv Portman, is an Obama donor, a Democrat, and a Wake County commissioner in a fight for re-election.
After the President’s speech in Apex, his motorcade drove down I-40 into Raleigh, onto the campus of N.C. State University. He arrived at a nearly packed Reynolds auditorium, where 24 years ago this month, President Ronald Reagan visited. Your blogger was in the house that day, along with Senator Jesse Helms and a number of conservative notables. She remembers it being “wall to wall people”, something that didn’t appear to be on television today.
Twenty-four years ago, President Reagan drew a much larger audience than did President Obama. Four large, industrial air conditioners were brought in to cool the huge crowd. Even so, a number of people passed out from the heat. Mr. Reagan even took off his jacket, revealing his bulletproof vest underneath his shirt, which was soaked through.
Wednesday, President Obama claimed that his jobs program would be paid for via higher taxes on the wealthiest taxpayers. Meanwhile, these people already pay the bulk of our taxes and are our major job creators.
He now wants to tax them further so that the government can provide another “stimulus” of money into our state and others. He even went so far as to promise the collegiate audience summer jobs. Additionally, he promised more teachers and a $1300 “to the average working family”.
Since we are all working families, your blogger wonders who he is trying to push off his class warfare language on?
He then tried to sound like a conservative. He promised that the government would live within its means and began his “blame Bush” tactics when he said that we had lived too well “these last ten years”.
Yet, Obama said “a lot of THEM don’t get it,” referring to Republicans, and added “Raleigh needs people who can put country before party.” Believe us, Mr. President, Raleigh has these leaders and we plan to vote you and Governor Beverly Perdue, right out of office in 2012.
The President gave his students a homework assignment. He told them to put on their marching boots and get to work contacting their members of Congress, “even writing a letter”.
We appreciate your orders Mr. President. KCC will certainly follow up. We will contact our Congressman and urge that he vote AGAINST this expensive and unnecessary jobs bill. Have a pleasant flight to back to Washington. There is a community on the south side of Chicago that is missing its organizer right now.
Word on the street is, that in setting up this visit, the President first tried to rent out a Wake County school. An advance team contacted General Anthony Tata, Supt of Public Instruction for Wake County, gave them the thumbs down. The White House then went looking for higher education. Your blogger assumes that Tata didn’t want anyone exploiting Wake County school children for political gain, and KCC applauds him for his actions.
Editor’s note: The President was very careful to stay on message and avoid using the “s” word. He didn’t want to be associated with either of the two failed stimulus acts.
Your blogger’s husband is a double alumnus of NC State University, having both undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering and minors in math.
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The Conservative Action Fund has claimed victory in it’s Go Red 9/13 initiative. As results continued to come in, Both Mark Amodei in the 2nd Congressional district of Nevada, and Bob Turner in New York’s 9th district have been declared winners in their races.
CAF consultant Ali A. Akbar said,
“these victories show that the American people have rejected the policies of President Obama. More than any election since the midterms, these races were a referendum on Obama’s failed record on job creation and economic growth.”
Conservative Action Fund was the only outside group active in both districts, with field teams, web videos and advertising, and online phone banks. “Go Red 9/13 highlights CAF’s commitment to putting dollars to action,” said CAF treasurer Shaun McCutcheon.
“We’re committed to sending conservative job creators to Washington who will fight to stop the attack on our economy from the left.”
As part of its Go Red 9/13 initiative, launched only 14 days before the election, Conservative Action Fund organized 122 volunteers to make over 4,400 calls using its online phone bank provided by Vice and Victory, a group with extensive special election experience.
CAF also sent 20 field team members into the two districts. CAF field teams spent upwards of 250 hours talking to constituents, knocking on over 1000 doors and handing out over 500 pieces of literature. In short, these people were committed!
Akbar continued, “What’s most amazing about this victory is the way that CAF has been able to have a really profound impact in such a short time. We’ve only been around for four months, and already we’ve had an impact in three major elections.
What’s next for CAF? Akbar stated, “We’re incredibly excited about our success, but we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re already gearing up for our next initiative in the Oregon special election.”
CAF has also promised to continue their work educating Americans about important issues, and to keep fighting for Conservative principles in Washington and around the nation.
Way to go CAF!
NOTE: Conservative Action Fund is organized as a Super PAC with the Federal Elections Commission. CAF is dedicated to the principles of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. More information about Conservative Action Fund is available on its website at http://www.conservativeactionfund.com
Welcome to North Carolina and Wake County, Mr. President. How sweet of you to remember our 10 percent unemployment rate while hawking your most recent “jobs” bill. Since Stimulus I and II didn’t work out for you, you are back to our important swing state for another try at selling more taxpayer-funded nothingness.
The North Carolina Senate Republican Caucus wrote yesterday that our state is “front and center in the 2012 campaign”. This means we will have to “welcome” you a few more times before the election is done, but we certainly don’t mind reminding you what you’ve “done” for our nation. Thank you for bringing us the largest debt in our nation’s history. Thank you for preventing our nation from being energy independent. Thank you for saddling us with “Obamacare”, an unconstitutional and anti-business heath care “reform”.
The “Caucus” and I are looking forward to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. We welcome your hackneyed ideas about more big government power grabs, like you’ve been doing lately with the FCC. North Carolinians love to give up their freedoms, especially when it comes to the Internet. I’m sure we won’t mind all the nice moves your communication czars are making, under your watch and with your approval.
Honestly, if I weren’t recovering from a sinus infection, I’d be in the crowd at NC State University, cheering you on. Enjoy your private event in Apex, formerly known as the “peak of good living”…until you came to town.
Finally, Mr. President, enjoy this short video that my friends over at “the Caucus” made…just for you. Until next time…
Our purple lefty friends at the SEIU are at it again. They are spewing lies about Republicans in Congress to raise money and misinform their members.
These union thugs don’t care about the truth and believe in the Clinton philosophy. If you tell a lie often enough, it eventually becomes the truth. Their truth is that the Republican Party, and conservatives in general, are all rich millionaires and could give a hoot about anyone else.
Even if you didn’t support the “Boehner plan”, just read the junk they sent their members about members of the GOP. The following note feel into KCC’s inbox on Saturday:
…The bill asked NOTHING of millionaires and corporations, everything of the most vulnerable among us, and it’s a good thing it failed.
With Tuesday’s deadline looming, it looks like anything that has a chance of passing will have to start in the Senate.
Thousands of SEIU members and allies helped stop a horrible bill because of the calls we made to our representatives in the House, but now the Senate needs to hear from you as they begin deliberations certain to last all weekend.
You should make an emergency call to your Senator RIGHT NOW and tell them to stand up for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid: (phone number removed)
The “Dear Friend” letter is eventually signed:
Mary Kay Henry
This blogger personally knows many in the Republican party who are hard working, average, middle-class citizens. They don’t go to work wearing ties, and a number are blue collar.
It’s laughable that these union thugs are still perpetuating these bald-faced lies after years of change in the GOP and the conservative movement in general.
From the Pantano for Congress Campaign:
For most the lines that define a congressional district are a bunch of insider politics that don’t put food on a table or pay a mortgage, but we have some good news about these new maps. They will finally give the citizens of (Eastern and) southeastern North Carolina the conservative voice they deserve.
See the detailed map, here.
While still subject to change, these maps demonstrate a logical conclusion that the region is well served by concentrating its coastal strength from Morehead City to Calabash.
We are confident that the citizens of the new 7th District will respond very positively to Ilario’s conservative message of JOB CREATION by reducing taxes and cutting regulations to spur private sector economic growth while at the same time putting an end to the runaway spending and crippling debt burden that threatens the prosperity of our families and future Generations. Ilario’s pro-growth message of government reform and private sector innovation will stand in sharp contrast to his opponent’s record of supporting the Barack Obama stimulus, failing to support any budget or debt reduction plan, and his continued support for wasteful spending of money we don’t have paid for by debt from governments we don’t trust.
This weekend Congressman Mike McIntyre is returning from a taxpayer paid luxury junket across Europe from Rome to Moscow to Lisbon where the official itinerary noted he and his wife were celebrating their wedding anniversary with all the perks of a Washington insider.
Meanwhile, back here in southeastern North Carolina, where unemployment is in the double digits, Pantano will be spending time in 7 counties celebrating America’s Independence with supporters and friends from all across the new district. A 4th of July stop will include Onslow County where Ilario served proudly as a Marine in two of our nation’s wars, the first Gulf War (1991) and Iraq in (2004).
Pantano, whose father legally immigrated to the United States from Italy and became a US citizen in 1976, is willing to give the congressman an Italian Lesson for free when he returns from spending our money overseas.
Pantano will also be happy to share with the Congressman what he heard from his fellow citizens of Southeastern North Carolina about their concerns over unemployment, the debt, and out of control federal spending which has ballooned over his opponents fourteen years in Washington living high on the hog.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As a part-time resident and property owner in Western Carteret County, this blogger urges the Pantano team to pay more attention to the Atlantic Beach to Emerald Isle area on Bogue Banks (aka Crystal Coast) and from Morehead City to Cedar Point on the mainland.
We think it is great that he’ll be in Onslow County for July 4th, but we assume that Mr. Pantano will make plenty of appearances in Carteret County where the people are conservative and politically active. Please don’t take this solid base of support for granted.
Katy’s Conservative Corner endorses Illario Pantano for Congress!
He is the one for the 7th district. We’ll have another post on that, soon.
Facts can be frightening things, almost as frightening as an American flag to a liberal on July 4th.
Let’s use this wonderful holiday celebrating our nation’s birth to remind our friends and family why President Barack Obama has failed this nation and why we need to get him and his fellow liberals out of office next year.
Remember this? ”We own it!”
“We Own It”: Two of the President’s closest allies, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Dick Durbin, have admitted that this “President owns the economy” in the minds of voters.
Quick Facts about THE DEBT
- National Debt up 35% under Obama
- Current National Debt is $14.3 Trillion
- $3.7 Trillion added to the national debt since Obama took office
- 43 cents borrowed on every dollar the federal government
- $26.3 Trillion is the expected national debt in 2021 under Obama’s budget
- National unemployment at 9.1%
- Unemployment up 25% under Obama
- 2.5 million jobs lost under Obama
Let’s remind our friends and family that Obamanomics has failed and that HOPE never did hire in America!
Thanks to our friends at the North Carolina Republican Party for these statistics.