Category Archives: Government/Business Cronyism

Sports and politics in North Carolina

Let’s stop taxpayer funding for sports association’s political shenanigans in our State. NCAA’s #HB2 Political Stunt Financed By Taxpayers Advertisements

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Carolina cronyism

American politicians persist in meddling with projects that should not concern them—or us, the people whose money is confiscated to pay for them. We expect this unrelenting spending other-people’s-money (OPM) from “progressives” and cultural Marxists to further visions of government-run … Continue reading

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Lobbyists’ access to the White House

Obama’s “most transparent administration” hasn’t publicly reported why communications and cable lobbyists have extraordinary access at the White House. Move along; nothing to see here. Visitor logs show Google’s unrivaled White House access

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‘Whatever’ is not good public policy

North Carolina Governor McCrory’s stated energy policy is “all-of-the-above.” As with much political discourse and jargon these days this phrase related to policy is meaningless, or it can mean anything. McCrory might as well use the word whatever for his … Continue reading

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Letter to a social justice activist

Dear Reader: Thanks for commenting on my essay, “Farewell to factories, welcome to socialism” published at my website (res33blog.com). I always welcome comments from readers. I’m interested in how people react to my writings. In this case you begin with … Continue reading

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The folly of corporate welfare

States such as North Carolina mire themselves in the muck of corporate welfare, vying to outspend other States desperately trying to attract the elusive and foolish pursuit of “jobs” by selectively doling out the public’s money. George Leef of the … Continue reading

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Big Film: a risky business

For years politicians, lobbyists, state government film agencies, union-activist film workers and editors have been promoting public subsidies to improve profits of a few film companies that have no allegiance to North Carolina. This nomadic, unstable, marginally profitable industry will … Continue reading

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