One cent makes sense

The North Carolina General Assembly is the best money could buy. Sorrow lies in the fact that they are for the most part a group of ideologues who believe the political-ideology rhetoric that spews from their mouths.

Their pockets are full while yours are empty. They have no concern for the future of the children in North Carolina as they proceed with their vendetta against the education system. It is said they are wearing bracelets that say, “jobs, jobs, jobs,” while they pretend to be for job creation. In reality they are causing teachers, teacher assistants, school personnel and many other state employees to lose their jobS and health benefits. This is downgrading the quality of education in North Carolina and destroying 75 years of progress.

Then they add insult to injury by wanting to make the unemployed do community service, which puts them in line with convicted criminals and prisoners. They do not care about health care for North Carolinians, [as] demonstrated in the cuts they propose for Medicaid. It seems to go over their heads that North Carolina receives $2 for every $1 it spends on Medicaid from the federal government. Thereby, people without health care are going to lose $3, not save one. This display of ignorance is beyond comprehension and cannot be tolerated.

These budget problems could be fixed by leaving the penny sales tax in place. Why is this beyond the poor powers of perception of the Pope Gang in the General Assembly? Cleaning out the self-serving ignorant members of the General Assembly makes sense. Send the rich powerhouse’s puppets home. Save North Carolina. Stop the corporate takeover of the General Assembly. Bring back the trustbusters who have been so effective in the past.

— Janice Poteat Hensley
Old Fort

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