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With the total lack of political savvy to make a stupid comment like that, we had better hope that Tillis is NOT our US Senate nominee in 2014.
Politics. Aint’s it wonderful?
I’m betting that 99.9% of people in our fair state know that we have a horrendous problem fiscally within our state government. Not enough jobs that bring in needed tax revenue which means that there’s not enough spending that, itself, brings in tax revenue and no expansion of businesses which, itself, brings in tax revenue.
And, what are our elected officials doing? You know, those folks that we worked so hard for and voted for because we thought they’d work to keep North Carolina strong and vibrant and so forth? They’re playing politics so as to keep their own jobs and be damned with what’s good for our state and its citizens. Gary has good points here, even though he’s blinded by his politics, of course.
People in Raleigh (which Gary really means politicians in Raleigh) really don’t care to “get out much”. They care about one thing…their positions of power and influence and jobs. Nothing…absolutely nothing to them…is more important. And therein lies our problem. Vote these bums out, guys. I don’t care if it’s a self-serving republican or democrat. We need to get people in our state legislatures (and in the governorship) that doesn’t care about what their decisions will do to them politically. Until that happens…from both sides of the aisle…Gary Pearce and Dap916 will just post “our side’s” positions rather than North Carolina’s citizen’s side.
Who “owns” the economy? Who owns the moon or the weather? Nobody does. Far too many people in the country actually believe that the economy is under the control of those in political power and, if they were to just make the correct decisions, then everything would be great.
The result is ever increasing sums of money to try to “fix” something that is out of the government’s power to fix.
Of course, government action can hurt the economy (think what a 100% tax would do), but trying to help the economy is a much harder task. Lot easier to smash a vase than to piece it back together.
Gary, I challenge you to provide The source for your comment about Tillis’ supposed comment. It smells very much like a typical trick of yours–the quote (or ‘near quote’) issued in one context but reported in another. Where, when, and under what circumstances did Tillis say that?