Name that budget!

A creative opportunity from our friends at NC Policy Watch:

There are many descriptors that fit the Senate plan — especially the hyper-cynical proposal to steal money from everyone else in order to give teachers a raise (a raise predicated upon their surrender of the right not to be fired arbitrarily): “The Divide and Conquer Budget,” “the Blackmail Budget,” “the Extortion Budget,” “the Blood Money Budget,” “the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Budget,” “the Art Pope-Koch Brothers Fantasy Budget.” Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue rightfully likened to Senate plan to a proposal to burn down the schoolhouse in order to give teachers the insurance money.

Got any suggestions?

Comments

One name

"The Double Dog Dare You To Try To Veto This Budget" Budget

As if Pat McCrory has the spine to challenge the legislature. But then again, Governor Pope is probably advising him to go ahead and veto it based on his confidence that the legislature will over-ride his veto anyway, thus giving him cover in 2016.

In the meantime, Roy Cooper needs to take his fucking gloves off and become a visible and vocal protector of all the Constitutional rights being threatened by the legislature. Mounting a dozen or so lawsuits against the Tillisberger right now is more than justified, and would be a very smart move.

Robbing Peter to pay Paul?

Not quite. More like what I wrote yesterday.

Let's see...

Teachers can either take a raise, or they can retain access to the assistants, classroom resources, and basic job protections that make their hard work possible each day.

I call that, "Your money or your life."

The YOYO Budget

"You're on your own."

A few thoughts

The Cruel Budget
The Budget of Pain
The Punishment Budget

Or maybe the Cruel Punishment Budget of Pain

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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

Winner!

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