Corporate welfare, NC GOP style

When Bev Perdue was governor, the NC GOP said that cash payments to corporations, job creation notwithstanding, were a bad thing. It's wrong for government to pick winners and losers, said the wing nuts.

Now with the GOP in control of all three branches of NC government, coupled with the slow realization that they're positively destroying the jobs climate in the state, the GOP has slightly revised their position on corporate welfare: cash payments to corporations are now a good thing, and they have no problem at all with picking winners and losers.

Now, with a Republican governor at the helm, some GOP lawmakers want to expand state incentives and create a so-called “closing fund” that will allow cash grants to seal a deal with large corporations that promise to add jobs.

It may be thoroughly hypocritical, but it's OK because it's for the children corporations!

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All you teachers get out of the way

Otherwise, you'll be caught in the stampede to deliver cash to corporations. Oh, you teachers were hoping for some money too? Sorry, that's not one of the NC Senate's priorities.

The closing fund, controlled solely by the state commerce secretary, is expected to get $20 million to $30 million in the still-developing state budget.

What could possibly go wrong?

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

Wooooah

Melissa Hankins from WBTV in Charlotte just pointed out the same facts you do above Posmo! She did a great report.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

Sometimes the mainstream media gets it right

even if they're a little slow ;-)

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

Decker leading Commerce

Is like Willie Wonka in Wonderland. Government by the insane.

Except if you're a corporation, of course. Which We just happen to be.

James, Inc.

We are going to create jobs for ten thousand people or maybe a million. It's a sure thing. You can count on us.

And in exchange, We offer you, North Carolina's taxpayers, the magical opportunity to grease our skids. Help us succeed. Somebody else will pay our share. Because freedom.

You owe Us.

We are a Corporation and We are here to play.

Now therefore.

We want some of that money.

That was persuasive

enough for me. Which means it's more than enough for Decker.

All you need to do is tell Pat when he can hold a press conference announcing a bazillion new jobs and then the money is yours. Is cash OK?

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

Call Pat and tell him you are moving

corporate HQ to somewhere in NC and you want some incentives!



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Up next

First dollar framed.

First lobbyist hired.

First tax cut enjoyed.

First legislator purchased.

First ALEC meeting.

New NC corporations are so cute, but they grow up so fast!

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

Great list. Also must have

Great list.

Also must have photos. First attempt to register to vote coming next month. Then filing for office.

We are therefore we are. So be it.

Have you

started your PAC yet?

And you'll have a tax shelter foundation and a propaganda mill think tank or two, right?

Have you decided how much to demand per job that you'll allegedly bring to the state?

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

Usually

a bunch of whereases (if that were a word).

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis