Category Archives: N.C. State and Local Government

The myth of Medicaid

Spending on Medicaid threatens to bankrupt State and local levels of government for little benefit. Still liberals insist we need to spend more. Recently, an opinion article by New Hanover County, North Carolina, Commissioner Rob Zapple published in the Wilmington … Continue reading

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Barfield vs. White

Recently, the Wilmington StarNews Editorial Board (EB) weighed-in on a local political dispute between Chairman of the New Hanover County Commissioners, Jonathan Barfield, and Commissioner Woody White (1). Barfield is liberally in favor of more government spending, debt and taxes, … Continue reading

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Government budgets and ideology

Congressional House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price commenting on a plan for a balanced budget said that “budgets are ideological documents,” at least until they become law. At the federal level, ideological differences (conflicts) relate to “shoring up defense spending” … Continue reading

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State of North Carolina vs. City of Wilmington and OPM

More evidence of too much government comes to us in a September Greater Wilmington (NC) Business Journal report by Jenny Callison about conflicts between state and municipal entities—involving other people’s money (OPM), of course. (www.wilmingtonbiz.com) Recently, the North Carolina State … Continue reading

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