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What the GOP Does with a Supermajority
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:35:46 AM »
The ultimate party litmus test: given a veto-proof legislature, will Republicans finally start to reduce the scope and size of government?  It looks like the answer is no.

In 2013, North Carolina was just one of 25 states where Republican governors were given historic opportunity to govern alongside Republican-controlled legislatures.  Despite conservative voters’ best hopes, any sensible mandate to restore individual and economic freedom flew out the window when the FY 2013-14 budget was approved, reauthorizing the formerly Democratic state’s blueprint budget with a tragic 2.0-percent increase in general fund appropriations.

North Carolina’s state spending is increasing at a record pace, on both a per-capita and an inflation-adjusted basis.  The total budget peaked in 2012 at $51.7 billion, and, according to Sarah Curry, director of fiscal policy studies at the John Locke foundation, this represents a per-capita financial obligation of $5,348.  Incredibly, another compounding 2-percent increase was approved for FY 2014-15 in the biennial budget by a Republican government.

Lack of Fortitude

The inability of a state legislature to exercise self-discipline in budgetary matters is not a new phenomenon.  However, if the NC GOP is not willing to buck special interest groups now, when they control all three branches of government, when will they have the fortitude?

http://americanthinker.com/2014/03/what_the_gop_does_with_a_supermajority.html

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Re: What the GOP Does with a Supermajority
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 10:36:11 AM »
Yeah, that inspires me to vote for GOPe candidates.

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Re: What the GOP Does with a Supermajority
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 10:42:26 AM »

http://governor.nc.gov/budget/responsibility

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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: What the GOP Does with a Supermajority
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 10:45:53 AM »
Some people on this board still seem to believe that the answer to our nation's problems is to vote for more Republicans.

But the nature of those problems is largely unrelated to party; instead it is about ideas, values and culture. The answer is not to vote for the right party, but for the right people.
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Re: What the GOP Does with a Supermajority
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 10:52:06 AM »
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But the nature of those problems is largely unrelated to party; instead it is about ideas, values and culture. The answer is not to vote for the right party, but for the right people.
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Exactly...couldn't agree more!

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Re: What the GOP Does with a Supermajority
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 11:13:16 AM »
Some people on this board still seem to believe that the answer to our nation's problems is to vote for more Republicans.

But the nature of those problems is largely unrelated to party; instead it is about ideas, values and culture. The answer is not to vote for the right party, but for the right people.

While I agree with this The article is not real clear on bashing the GOP majority in NC. I imagine it is not as bad as it says.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: What the GOP Does with a Supermajority
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 11:14:41 AM »
What the GOP does with a supermajority?

Screws it up, same as usual.
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Re: What the GOP Does with a Supermajority
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 11:37:01 AM »
The dilemma here is that although the right and proper thing to do would be to IMMEDIATELY repeal the Affordable Care Act....and return it to the free-market.

However, as soon as that happens, the economy is going to see a boom that should scare the hell out of any Marxist.


....except the one in the White House. 

Why give him even "a smidgen" of credit.   
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