Killing good, productive programs

While McDecker attempts to get her hands on a wad of taxpayer money to use to bribe corporations to come to NC, so that her boss Guvnor Pat can brag about bringing 11 new jobs to Charfayleighashington, existing programs that have proven to be effective economic engines and job creators have been killed by the Tillisberger.

First, they replaced NC's highly successful film industry tax credits with a lame grant program that has been panned by the film industry.

As of late July, the state film office reported, North Carolina has experienced $268 million in estimated direct spending by the industry and nearly 19,000 jobs.

Then they outright killed the historic preservation tax credit program.

More than 2,300 projects have used the credit since North Carolina expanded it in 1998, and it's fostered nearly $1.5 billion in investment. They're estimated to have contributed more than $124 million annually to the state gross domestic product and to create almost 2,200 jobs a year.

The NC GOP claims to be all about "JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!" yet their track record is miserable. Maybe that's why they have a press conference every time they bribe a company to bring a few jobs to our state.

Meanwhile, thousands upon thousands of jobs are at risk of being lost because the NC GOP curiously kills highly successful programs that have been demonstrated to pay for themselves many times over.

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NC leads the way yet again

No other southeaster state is so stupidly shortsighted!

"I think [historic preservation tax credits] have made a tremendous difference in who we are as a state," said Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz. "We'll be the only state in the southeast except for Tennessee without a tax credit for historic buildings, and Tennessee is working on it. And we've been a leader in the nation."

"That's OK, Tennessee, you move on up. We'll take over last place. Thanks".

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Now this one,

has got me pissed off. More on that later.

"Then they outright killed the historic preservation tax credit program."

Film incentives are a bad thing

says the NC GOP, because they hate Hollywood. Except Clint Eastwood, of course.

Corporate welfare is all fine and good when it goes to gun manufacturers. But not to Hollywood. It's full of left-wing, namby-pamby, pinko socialist communist tree-hugging Obama-loving communist socialist pinkos!

They don't care that it's a proven economic boost to our state; they've shown numerous times that they'll put ideology ahead of the public good.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Right on

Right on