84 Days: Elizabeth Dole: Cutting Benefits, Tax Breaks for Special Interests

DAY 84

Despite having 1.5 million constituents enrolled in Medicaid, Elizabeth Dole has continually voted to cut millions of dollars in funding and slash benefits to the program that is a lifeline to so many North Carolinians, choosing instead to provide tax breaks for her special interest friends. How much spin will she need this time to defend her callous votes when she discusses Medicaid funding during a tour of a Charlotte medical facility today?

Read the entire post to read more on today's reason on why Elizabeth Dole is wrong for North Carolina and check back for updates over the next 84 days.

BlackWater Cheated on Small Business Contracts with Feds?

Auditors question Blackwater contracts

By Elizabeth Olson Published: August 12, 2008

WASHINGTON: Blackwater Worldwide, the contractor whose provision of private security in Iraq has been under scrutiny, and its affiliated companies may have improperly obtained more than $100 million in contracts meant for small businesses, according to federal auditors.

A report by the Small Business Administration's inspector general, issued in July, found that Blackwater and its affiliates, including Presidential Airways, won 39 contracts in the fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007 despite indications that the companies employed more than the number specified by the U.S. government. In some cases, the report said, the companies also had higher revenues than allowed for a small business


Breaking: Pat McCrory wants to spend millions on more government programs!

How stupid does Myers Park Pat think North Carolina is? Judging from his comments in Kinston last week, the answer is: Pretty damn stupid.

Seriously, it looks like ol' Pat has truly slid off the deep end with more political pandering than you can shake a stick at. Besides promising to hand the keys to the governor's office to his pals at Duke Energy, McCrory wants to crank up the tax machine so he can pump millions into government programs for coastal communities:

Part of his solution (to the energy crisis) includes off-shore drilling, an issue he and his Democratic opponent Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue differ on. Perdue has said she wouldn't allow off-shore drilling if she is elected in November. McCrory said he would take part of the millions of dollars generated by the drilling and put it back into coastal communities to help with their particular concerns, such as dredging and infrastructure.

But that's just the beginning.


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