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justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40628 Jun 24, 2013
TSF wrote:
The point is the republican corruption in Raleigh
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Amended Report from Speaker Thom Tillis Reveals
Large Donations from Industry He Helped
A revised campaign disclosure report filed by House Speaker Thom Tillis earlier this month reveals that he received more than $20,000 last October from a special-interest group whose priority legislation he pushed through the House despite stiff opposition from consumer advocates and the United States military.
The campaign contributions came from 28 donors and two political action committees associated with the consumer finance industry that specializes in small loans for buying automobiles, household goods and personal emergencies. The fees and interest rates that loan companies charge customers are regulated by the NC General Assembly.
Blanton is the chief executive officer of Time Investment Corporation, which owns a chain of small loan offices based in Greenville. She was identified twice on the Tillis report as simple a “homemaker”– once for the $1,562.42 she donated for the fundraising event’s expenses and once for her contribution of $2,000. The event brought in more than $30,000 for the Tillis campaign, including $20,762 from the consumer loan industry donors. See a chart of the October fundraiser’s donors at:
http://www.democracy-nc.org/downloads/TillisF...
The industry has tried for years to increase the interest rates applicable to different loan levels. It finally succeeded in passing a bill with the increases through the House in 2011. According to news accounts, Tillis met privately with several wavering Republican legislators before a crucial vote and convinced them to ignore opposition from top officials at Fort Bragg and other bases who said the bill (H-810) would hurt military families.
The bill is now in the state Senate awaiting possible action in the short session. It adds new fees and raises the ceiling on interest rates on various loan amounts, in some cases doubling the interest charge. For background on the bill, see
http://www.democracy-nc.org/downloads/Consume...
In an earlier report, Democracy North Carolina documented how the industry shifted strategy in mid 2010 and began giving nearly all its campaign money to Republican legislative leaders and Republican candidates opposing Democratic incumbents. After June 1, 2010, industry-related donors gave $129,000 to Republican candidates, more than seven times the $17,400 contributed to Democrats. The industry total for the 2010 election ($172,320) was more than twice its giving in any previous election: http://www.democracy-nc.org/downloads/ConsFin...
He received a total of $35,012 for the two years, 2010-2011 from two PACs and more than 30 individuals affiliated with consumer loan financing.
Now you can go and check out the last Gov. and her cronies from Morganton, never mind I'll do that for you as well. "Beverly Eaves "Bev" Perdue[4](born Beverly Marlene Moore; January 14, 1947)[5] is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 73rd Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina. She was the first female governor of North Carolina.
Perdue started her political career in the 1980s, serving in the North Carolina House of Representatives. She then served five terms in the North Carolina Senate before she was elected as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. Perdue was elected to the office of Governor of North Carolina in 2008 against then-Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory by a 50-46 margin. Her 2008 gubernatorial campaign is under both State and Federal investigation, and was fined $30,000 in 2010.[6] When Hillary Clinton dropped out of the 2008 presidential race, The New York Times mentioned Perdue as a potential future presidential candidate.[7]" TERM LIMITS
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40629 Jun 24, 2013
Beverly Eaves "Bev" Perdue[4](born Beverly Marlene Moore; January 14, 1947)[5] is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 73rd Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina. She was the first female governor of North Carolina.

Perdue started her political career in the 1980s, serving in the North Carolina House of Representatives. She then served five terms in the North Carolina Senate before she was elected as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. Perdue was elected to the office of Governor of North Carolina in 2008 against then-Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory by a 50-46 margin. Her 2008 gubernatorial campaign is under both State and Federal investigation, and was fined $30,000 in 2010.[6] When Hillary Clinton dropped out of the 2008 presidential race, The New York Times mentioned Perdue as a potential future presidential candidate.[7]
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40630 Jun 24, 2013
On October 22, 2010, Perdue revealed that her 2008 campaign was under State and Federal investigation. Federal authorities looked into 41 confirmed private flights Perdue took dating back to 2005, which her campaign did not report until 2009. The state Board of Elections in August fined Perdue's campaign $30,000 for the flights aboard campaign donors' planes but concluded that the Perdue Committee did not intentionally violate the law.[6] Perdue and representatives of her campaign have maintained that there was never any intent to conceal the flights, some of which might have violated state limits on contributions to candidates. Rather, they have said, the campaign had "a flawed system for recording flights," and the trips were not discovered until an audit of campaign records was conducted in 2009.[46]

After the election Peter Reichard, a Greensboro businessman who served as the Perdue campaign's finance director, was charged with obstruction of justice. Reichard has been a key player in the gubernatorial campaigns of Perdue and her predecessor, Mike Easley, both Democrats. Reichard served as Easley's finance director for his 2000 gubernatorial campaign.[47]
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40631 Jun 24, 2013
TSF wrote:
How do you spell corruption? r-e-p-u-b-l-I-k-a-n
a-n-d D-e-m-o-c-r-a-t. TERM LIMITS
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40633 Jun 24, 2013
We agree on term limits . It should be limited to one term. Make it more expensive to buy our politicians by replacing them each term.
justasayin wrote:
<quoted text>a-n-d D-e-m-o-c-r-a-t. TERM LIMITS
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40635 Jun 25, 2013
Oh ,the outrage. Now we find that the IRS has been targeting liberal groups with their "BOLO" lists (be on the look out). Words like progressive, medical marijuana, occupy, health care legislation triggered investigations into the tax exempt applications. This is outrageous. What will the neoconazis complain about now?
Do you think they investigated governor McCorey's $50,000 dollar membership organizations with its $10,000 dollar diner "non-profit" budget retreat?
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40636 Jun 25, 2013
5000 more protesters showed up in Raleigh yesterday and another 160 of the geriatric demonstrators were arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail for being in the way of lobbyist taking pay off checks to the state legislators.
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40637 Jun 25, 2013
Republikans in the NC legislature have introduced another tax increase bill this week. Now they want to increase your annual automobile registration fee to $50 dollars. That is only a 78.5% increase in the automobile registration tax. I guess that means we can afford another big tax break for lawyers.
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40638 Jun 25, 2013
NC republikans have morphed into a new version of the old royalist party in America. It has become the neoconazi version of taxation without representation . But in all fairness, they hate education and minorities, so just keep handing them your money.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#40639 Jun 25, 2013
TSF wrote:
Oh ,the outrage. Now we find that the IRS has been targeting liberal groups with their "BOLO" lists (be on the look out). Words like progressive, medical marijuana, occupy, health care legislation triggered investigations into the tax exempt applications. This is outrageous. What will the neoconazis complain about now?
Do you think they investigated governor McCorey's $50,000 dollar membership organizations with its $10,000 dollar diner "non-profit" budget retreat?
As usual you speak out of context and in half-truths.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/351930/l...

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#40640 Jun 25, 2013
TSF wrote:
5000 more protesters showed up in Raleigh yesterday and another 160 of the geriatric demonstrators were arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail for being in the way of lobbyist taking pay off checks to the state legislators.
The arrests were for obstructing the work of the legislature. These 5000 protesters are a bunch of useful idiots bussed in by far left groups. NC has a population of over 9.5 million. 5000 is the best they can do?
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40641 Jun 25, 2013
TSF wrote:
Oh ,the outrage. Now we find that the IRS has been targeting liberal groups with their "BOLO" lists (be on the look out). Words like progressive, medical marijuana, occupy, health care legislation triggered investigations into the tax exempt applications. This is outrageous. What will the neoconazis complain about now?
Do you think they investigated governor McCorey's $50,000 dollar membership organizations with its $10,000 dollar diner "non-profit" budget retreat?
Still can't find that "non-profit" you speak of so often.
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40642 Jun 25, 2013
TSF wrote:
Republikans in the NC legislature have introduced another tax increase bill this week. Now they want to increase your annual automobile registration fee to $50 dollars. That is only a 78.5% increase in the automobile registration tax. I guess that means we can afford another big tax break for lawyers.
Show me, I thought it was to combine "property and registration". Both of which you already pay. BTW, Stowe pegged you correctly.
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40643 Jun 25, 2013
Half truth? You weasel.Has the IRS targeted liberal organizations or not?
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>As usual you speak out of context and in half-truths.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/351930/l...
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40644 Jun 25, 2013
Republikan Robert Brawley of Mooresville introduced a bill to raise the annual registration fee from $28 to $50.
The county property tax will also be added to your annual registration fee. That one has already been passed .
justasayin wrote:
<quoted text>Show me, I thought it was to combine "property and registration". Both of which you already pay. BTW, Stowe pegged you correctly.
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40645 Jun 25, 2013
BS. You know as well as I that the work of the republican legislature is pushing legislation that lobbyist have written and paid for. Even middle class persons without money have the right to be represented in their state government . Representation is the objective of these clerics and geriatrics who are peacefully and legally assembled as provided in the US constitution. Protestors are being illegally arrested, detained and prosecuted by governor McCorey's state police. Why? Because they reveal the legislative bastards for the money whores they have become. God bless the protestors. They are the modern minute men of our USA.
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>The arrests were for obstructing the work of the legislature. These 5000 protesters are a bunch of useful idiots bussed in by far left groups. NC has a population of over 9.5 million. 5000 is the best they can do?
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40646 Jun 25, 2013

Nonprofit linked to McCrory to host retreat for big donors



By John Frank
[email protected]

Posted: Friday, Jun. 21, 2013



RALEIGH A private nonprofit formed to promote Gov. Pat McCrory’s agenda is hosting a $5,000-per-person retreat that features exclusive policy briefings with the governor just as the legislative session enters a crucial phase.

The two-day event, which starts Thursday, is expected to draw 100 to 150 corporate representatives and wealthy donors to the luxury Grandover Resort outside Greensboro.

South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley will join McCrory on the first day for a reception, dinner and forum. The second day’s agenda includes a session on state policy issues with McCrory and other civic and business leaders, according to a fundraising invitation.

The organization hosting the retreat is the Renew North Carolina Foundation, a group formed by McCrory allies shortly after his November election that recently rebranded itself and recruited new leadership.

Two tickets to the dinner with the governors cost $1,000. Two passes to the entire retreat cost $10,000. A yearlong membership in the foundation carries a $25,000 or $50,000 price tag, depending on

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/21/4...
Waco 1909

United States

#40647 Jun 25, 2013
TSF wrote:
Nonprofit linked to McCrory to host retreat for big donors
By John Frank
[email protected]
Posted: Friday, Jun. 21, 2013
RALEIGH A private nonprofit formed to promote Gov. Pat McCrory’s agenda is hosting a $5,000-per-person retreat that features exclusive policy briefings with the governor just as the legislative session enters a crucial phase.
The two-day event, which starts Thursday, is expected to draw 100 to 150 corporate representatives and wealthy donors to the luxury Grandover Resort outside Greensboro.
South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley will join McCrory on the first day for a reception, dinner and forum. The second day’s agenda includes a session on state policy issues with McCrory and other civic and business leaders, according to a fundraising invitation.
The organization hosting the retreat is the Renew North Carolina Foundation, a group formed by McCrory allies shortly after his November election that recently rebranded itself and recruited new leadership.
Two tickets to the dinner with the governors cost $1,000. Two passes to the entire retreat cost $10,000. A yearlong membership in the foundation carries a $25,000 or $50,000 price tag, depending on
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/21/4...
. Sounds like a good deal to me ace. I'm going to contribute a few dollars myself. Not much, my new job here won't make me rich, but some.
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40648 Jun 25, 2013
TSF wrote:
Republikan Robert Brawley of Mooresville introduced a bill to raise the annual registration fee from $28 to $50.
The county property tax will also be added to your annual registration fee. That one has already been passed .
<quoted text>
"N.C. Rep. Robert Brawley of Mooresville is proposing a $50 increase in the cost of an annual vehicle registration in North Carolina as a way to increase highway funds – thereby generating enough money to widen I-77 without adding toll lanes.

Brawley told the Tribune that increasing the standard license tag renewal fee from $28 to $78 would create an additional half-billion dollars a year for road construction.

“Tolls are not the answer,” he said.“This is a better solution.”

Vallee Bubak, spokesperson for WidenNC.org , a citizens group that opposes high-occupancy toll lanes on I-77 but advocates the adding of general-purpose lanes, applauded Brawley’s proposal.

“It’s a logical way to fund the widening of our highways without resorting to toll lanes,” she said.“Everyone needs to know that the state plan is to build toll roads, and that I-77 is just the next step before moving to other corridors.”

Brawley said he isn’t likely to introduce his registration fee hike plan as a bill because the legislative session is about to end. Instead, he said,“I want the people who are negotiating the (state) budget to consider this during their negotiations.”

That’s a long shot, however, since the budget appears to be just days away from approval by the senate. A bill that would essentially pave the way for toll lanes on I-77 looks to be on track for approval, too, said N.C. Sen. David Curtis of Denver, whose district includes Iredell." So you have a problem paying once, instead of every time you use I-77? Again, a half truth, tell the entire story don't leave people to think it's just another tax.
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40649 Jun 25, 2013
In a press release Brawley issued later Friday, he pointed out that taxpayers are “overwhelmingly” opposed to toll lanes.“The cost to use them is unaffordable for most people,” he said.“And they do not reduce congestion, but instead they actually increase traffic since HOT lanes take over existing HOV lanes.

“Furthermore, HOT lanes are known to push drivers off of the highways and onto neighborhood roads. I and many others are also concerned about the state being put in a position to buy-out private tolling companies when and if projects fail for a variety of reasons.”

Added Brawley,“Obviously the State of North Carolina has a road funding shortfall as a result of gas tax funds for many years being diverted for other uses besides roads. To make up for this shortfall, we’ve been told that there is no other option but to accept HOT lanes. I believe we do have another option…”

While proposing a $50 increase in annual vehicle registration costs, Brawley says the state should reduce annual vehicle inspections to every two years.“That would save drivers on average $14 dollars a year,” he said. That would lessen the pocketbook impact of the registration hike, he said, while still generating ample money for highway projects.

“That $50 dollars a year is money I’d rather see people keep,” he said of the registration increase.“However, compared to the options of not doing this,$50 a year will be a lot less than increased gas taxes or HOT lanes that cost the public and truckers thousands of dollars a year.

“An increase of $50 per year for each vehicle registration multiplied by the 8,740,023 vehicles registered in North Carolina today would generate approximately $437 million dollars a year for our road needs.”

Brawley did not say when he plans to formally present his plan to other lawmakers.

Emails to several area legislators -- including Curtis and House Speaker Thom Tillis of Cornelius -- seeking comment on Brawley's proposal were not immediately returned. The balance of article.

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