Moral Monday Union Backs Roy Cooper, Others

images-2It’s true, the so-called “Moral Monday” backers, the AFL-CIO, have issued endorsements.  Shamefully, they have endorsed Roy Cooper for Governor.

Cooper has never stood up for North Carolina values, instead preferring to bury his head in the sand over issues like Obamacare. Cooper is the probable Democrat nominee to run against Governor Pat McCrory.

According to the Civitas Institute, The Moral Monday agenda would cost taxpayers $10 billion, forcing a tax increase of $4,000 on every family of four.

“Estimates now reach an eye-popping $10 billion to pay for the “people’s agenda.” That would mark a whopping 50 percent increase in the state budget. To fund the “Moral Monday” demands would cost every man, woman in child in North Carolina roughly an additional $1,000. That amounts to adding another $4,000 in taxes to the tax bill of each family of four.” (“Moral Monday Price Tag Grows – Now at $10 Billion,” Civitas Institute, 6/10/2014)

Ricky Diaz, Pat McCrory for Governor spokesman, said, “Roy Cooper’s backing by the unions is no surprise, given they have bankrolled protests and relentless attacks against Governor McCrory to obstruct his efforts to rebuild North Carolina since day one.

But now that they have formally endorsed him, Roy Cooper completely owns their radical, pro-union Moral Monday agenda, which seeks to end the state’s right-to-work laws, increase the size of the state budget by 50% and increase taxes on each family in North Carolina by $4,000.”

The AFL-CIO has also endorsed Deborah Ross for US Senate, and Charles Meeker for Labor Commissioner..

Cong. McHenry’s SOTU Thoughts

banner-2015Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC, 10th), shared his opinion of President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union speech:

“This week, for the final time, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress. Tuesday night’s address covered little new ground for President Obama. Instead of laying out a clear plan to destroy ISIS or confront the bellicose regimes in Iran and North Korea, President Obama used his address as a victory lap.

“This was odd considering there is little to celebrate after seven years of President Obama’s failed leadership. Obamacare has driven up healthcare costs for my constituents. His Iran nuclear deal has empowered a rogue regime that is more committed to destabilizing the Middle East than becoming a member of the international community.”

President Obama’s speech was exactly what we’ve come to expect from him: grand rhetoric accompanied by little substance.

“Fortunately, it was the last time we had to hear it.”.

Obama’s Plan for America: Repeal and Replace

Bye Bye Private Sector!
Bye Bye Private Sector!

With Tuesday’s State of the Union speech looming and with threats of higher taxes, small government writer Seton Motley stated that he

“believe(s)in the Yellow Pages Rule: If you can find it in the Yellow Pages, the government shouldn’t be doing it.”

 Motley wrote in The Daily Caller, Tuesday that

“just before the 2008 election, soon-to-be-President Barack Obama proudly proclaimed, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”  His transformational aim?  To by any means necessary repeal the private sector – and replace it with government. “

“ObamaCare is an excellent example.  The law’s architect is accidental-video-star Jonathan Gruber – who acknowledges the heads-government-wins-tails-we-lose nature of the law.  In 2012 Gruber said if ObamaCare was not successful at controlling costs “we’ll have to revisit single-payer” – i.e. government-only health care.  And in 2014 he said “if you like single-payer then ObamaCare has to succeed.”  No matter what, we all get government.

Please read the rest of Motley’s piece at the Daily Caller, here.  It’s too good of a preview to miss.  He goes on to compare Obama to Hugo Chavez.

Also in the speech tonight, The President will discuss the so-called “Net Neutrality” proposal.  The NC Beagle will have more on this in a later post today.  Look for it.

Note: 

Seton Motley is a consultant and the founder and president of Less Government, an organization dedicated to, well, less government. He is editor-in-chief of StopNetRegulation.org, a Center for Individual Freedom project. He’s a friend of this blog and an expert in his field.

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