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The Wake County Republican Party is soliciting information from small business owners about how they built their businesses. Anyone wishing to tell their story can do so simply by sending an e-mail to Ididbuildit@Wakegop.org .
The effort is in response to President Obama’s infamous quote that “if you own a small business, you didn’t build that…”
“Business people all over the country and right here in Wake County are outraged that the President would denigrate their hard work, ingenuity and risk taking,” said Susan Bryant, the Wake Republican Chairman. “His insensitive words were an insult to thousands of people, and he should be ashamed.
“We Republicans think America’s entrepreneurs are the key to what made us the greatest and most prosperous country in history, and in our local area, we want to recognize these unsung heroes of free enterprise.”
The party will feature the best stories from among those it receives at the new email address on its website, in various mailings and other advertising vehicles, and by inviting business owners to speak at events, according to Bryant.
Join Smart Girl Politics and participate in our online training events and activities. Check out our mission statement and read the history of the group. “Smart Guys” are welcome, too. KCC is co-chairman of the North Carolina chapter and welcomes all conservative women, of any political party, and any age, to learn more about us. Please check our Facebook group. Join our Ning group, too. It’s so simple, that’s all you have to do!
Here is what is happening during the final two weeks of September:
From The Right Radio’s Thomas LaDuke will be teaching you how to get the interview, researching the interview, the right questions to ask, whether or not to use gotcha questions, and how to follow up. Please join us for an action-packed hour on interviewing.
Date: Thursday, September 15 at 9PM EST
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Just fundraising — all types of fundraising, how to plan low cost/high donor events, direct mail, website donations, email solicitations, etc.
Date: Monday, September 19 at 9PM EST EST
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Please join us for a live chat on Ning for the GOP Presidential Debate.
Date: Thursday, September 22 at 9PM EST
Sisters: The Lives of American Suffragists
Smart Girl Politics Action invites you to join us for September’s Book Smart, to be held on the 29th at 8:30 PM. The selection this month is “Sisters: The Lives of American Suffragists” by Jean H. Baker; we will be discussing the first two chapters that focus primarily on Lucy Stone and Susan B. Anthony.
Date: Thursday, September 29 at 9PM EST EST Register Here: https://smartgirlpolitics.
Here we go again. Governor Beverly Perdue continued to mark up good legislation with her red veto stamp. She ignored the will of the people of this state and ran roughshod over legislation that a bipartisan and duly elected legislature crafted together and overwhelmingly passed.
And she vetoed bills, such as the Regulatory Reform Act and the Energy Jobs Act — an action that will kill jobs at a time when the state economy has lost 100,000 jobs over a two-year period. The Regulatory Reform Act actually hadunanimous support in the Senate because it was a common-sense bill that eliminated cumbersome and unclear regulations that had created uncertainty for businesses.
On Thursday, she vetoed 4 bills –all had passed in the House and Senate either unanimously or with very solid majorities.
She did not even have the guts to sign into law the hugely bi-partisan Tax Credits for Special Needs Children Bill and the Annexation Reform Bill – but allowed them to become law by simply not addressing them prior to today’s deadline.
It is a shame that the voters worked so hard to get real change at the legislature, begged for regulatory and tax relief and common-sense legislation—only to have Governor Perdue arrogantly use the veto 15 times this session.
You can be sure that AFP will be at the legislature building when it opens again later this summer and early fall, trying to come up with the votes to override these vetoes.
And we know you will be right there to help us – calling and emailing your legislators or visiting them on Jones Street.
Just look at some of the great, AFP-supported legislation that Governor Perdue vetoed this year:
Budget with zero tax increases VETO Overridden
Medical Malpractice Reform VETO
Individual Opt-out of Obamacare VETO
Stop Government from taking union dues from teacher paycheck VETO
Requiring a photo ID to vote VETO
Regulatory Reform VETO
Energy Jobs Act VETO
With your help, we got some good laws passed this year, too.
- Removed cap on charter schools
- Tort Reform for Businesses and Citizens
- Repealed Land Transfer Tax
- Tax Relief for Small Businessman
- Workmen’s Comp Reform
- Regulated Local Government Competition with Private Business
- Annexation Reform
- Tax Credits for Special Needs Children
However, we have our work cut out for us in trying to undo the damage Governor Perdue created with her veto stamp. We hope we can count on you to help us override these vetoes when the legislature convenes again later this summer.
North Carolina State Director
Americans for Prosperity
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Much has happened this week in the North Carolina State Legislature and Col. Brenda Formo has covered it all. Katy’s Conservative Corner cannot thank her enough for her dedication and oversight to conservative causes.
This report helps many plan their legislative activities and know when to contact their elected officials. Formo had a distinguished career in the United States Army and we thank her for her service to our nation.
Writing on behalf of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women, Mrs. Formo is the State Vice-President of the Central Region. To find out how to join a Republican Women’s Club near you, please contact Valerie White.
The following is the latest North Carolina Legislative Report by Brenda T. Formo. She writes on behalf of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women. Your blogger is a member of that organization and has exclusive permission to reproduce these legislative reports.
Editor’s Note: Bolding (other editing) done by the blogger and not by the writer. As requested by the writer, all original content included. Please note sources cited. KCC appreciates the writer’s extensive research and reporting.
At the first glance, North Carolina House calendar for Thursday, Jan 27 appears to be pretty short. (Note: this is only a link to the calendar of the day. This link will not work after close of session on Thursday.)
There are a mere eight bills on the docket to be introduced. Why are these bills historic? They would have never even been placed on the calendar in any Democrat controlled House! With their new influence, the Republicans can begin to “undo” what they feel has been unjustly been forced upon the citizens on North Carolina.
Here are four that might interest our readers:
-HB 2 Stam, Barnhart, Hollo and Murry (Primary Sponsors) – PROTECT HEALTH CARE FREEDOM
The long title of this bill is “AN ACT TO PROTECT THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE” so you can guess that it would amend the General Statues of NC (NC Law) to do several things:
1. Require a person (presumably an employer) to provide healthcare services
2. Interfere with a person’s right to pay for health care services
3. Penalize a person for failing to provide healthcare services (in a nutshell).
This essentially limits the government’s role in your health care and would give you more choices over how you run your life, regarding your health care. This would seem to this blogger, to be a slap in the face of Obamacare.
Important Note: Your blogger is not an attorney. She does not play one on TV. She does not play one on any blog.
She is attempting to simplify a piece of legislation that is coming before the NC House. She cannot provide any legal advice and she urges you not to take this as such. If you need further breakdown of this bill, please contact one of the bill’s primary sponsors.
This one may not be as historic but it does just what it says. This has bipartisan co-sponsorship and your blogger agrees that Dorothea Dix should stay open. There are some people who simply cannot care for themselves. They may be a danger to themselves or to others and they may not be able to afford or otherwise qualify for a lengthy stay in a private hospital.
It is indeed sad to see “Dix Hill”, as it’s called in Raleigh to close. It should continue to belong to the patients so they can live their lives in peace, getting the help that they need, whether they realize it or not. This has nothing to do with Democrats or Republicans, Libertarians or Independents. There are some very basic services that our government should provide. This is not an anarchy. Our citizens deserve police, fire, and protection for its weakest citizens.
HB 8 Stam, Lewis and McGrady (Primary Sponsors) – EMINENT DOMAIN
This is one that conservatives and libertarians have been waiting for. Freedom lovers everywhere will love the first line of this bill:
“Private property shall not be taken by eminent domain except for a public use.” This is why we elected them. The liberals just weren’t getting the message.
The first paragraph goes on to add: Public use does not include the taking of property in order to convey an interest in the property for economic development. Just compensation shall be paid and, if demanded, shall be determined by a jury.”
Finally, there is:
This is just what it says. Please click the HB link, above, to read the details.
With this as a start, The newly elected members of the North Carolina House mean business.
NC Americans for Prosperity Promotes State Legislative Agenda for 2011-12 Session by Dallas Woodhouse
I wanted to share with you the AFP-NC legislative agenda for 2011. What primarily guides this agenda is a belief in the free-market and that the individual should have the maximum freedom possible to pursue the American Dream.
In keeping with this agenda, AFP-NC will be producing a 2011 Legislative Report Card. AFP-NC grassroots members will identify key House and Senate votes that have a significant impact on promoting free-market competition, lowering taxes, restraining state spending, and protecting property rights.
AFP-NC 2011 Legislative Agenda:
• Pass a budget with ZERO tax increases
• Allow temporary sales and income taxes to sunset as planned
• Repeal ¼-cent sales and land transfer tax
• Require any referendum to take place on an even- year November General Election
• Increase the number of public charter schools and other school choice options
available to parents
• Promote the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) that would limit government
• Promote an amendment requiring a supermajority to raise taxes
• Eliminate corporate welfare (incentives) and adjust the corporate rate from 2% to 3%
• Protect private property
• Support a Constitutional Amendment to stop eminent domain abuse
• Stop forced municipal annexation
• Stop excessive property tax increases that threatens homes & businesses
• Dedicate all lottery revenue to school construction
• Repeal “Senate Bill 3”which raised energy costs and hurt families
• End all “welfare for politicians” known as taxpayer funded elections
• Protect free and political speech rights by deregulating campaign speech
• Pass a Session Limit Amendment
• End the Golden Leaf Foundation
• Keep North Carolina a “Right to Work” state
• Protect government employees from Unions having access to pay checks
• Protect taxpayers from public employee strikes and work stoppages
• Support a State Constitutional Amendment to protect workers’ rights to secret
• Pass Texas-style tort and lawsuit reform
• Greatly reduce the regulatory burden on business and citizens
We welcome any and all feedback on our goals and efforts.
Please feel free to contact Dallas Woodhouse at 919-839-1011 ext. 3 or atDallas.Woodhouse@afphq.org
If you would like to donate to help us promote this agenda, please click here.
Thank you again for your continuing support as we work to fight for free-market and individual liberties!
North Carolina State Director
Americans for Prosperity