Unf/cking believable

At a time when public health experts are warning of an explosion of addiction to nicotine because of e-cigarettes, guess what good ol' Republicans in North Carolina are up to? They're using your tax dollars to subsidize a company making e-cigarettes! And Commerce Czar Sharon Decker is just giddy with excitement.

A federal grant administered through the N.C. Department of Commerce will provide a Greenville electronic cigarette product supply company $210,000 to establish a start-up venture in the city and add new jobs.

.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Pat Mitchell announced on Thursday that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved the use of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development community development block grant funds in Greenville and four other cities totaling $1.4 million with the commitment of more than 130 new jobs.

That means we the people are giving more than $10,000 to a private company to subsidize its operations, while ignoring fact that the private company in question will trigger countless millions in public health costs to repair the damage they cause.

Nice job, Decker. When you're not exploiting poor people, you're out exploiting stupid people. You and your boss are two really sick pieces of work.


I'm so mad I could kill

but hey, Decker & Co., are doing more than enough killing without my help.

North Carolina's drug of choice

Some think our top drug is nicotine. But why stop there? Just think how much misery we could cause if we started subsidizing meth labs too.

Unfortunately, our real drug of choice is hostile stupidity.

And let's not forget

the Wake County GOP's source of teacher supplement funding:

In the budget approved Monday, the supplement boost will be funded with $3.75 million in excess liquor sales revenues.

They didn't have gambling revenue to tap into.

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

Weren't Liquor Sales Revenues...

...always supposed to go to the local BOE? Or does this take away the discretion on how it's spent?

What I found

is that "penalty" revenues go to local schools, but those are, relatively speaking, chump change. I didn't find anything that designates the local portion of revenues.

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




Nephew, cousin or aunt is in the business, I'd bet.

Follow the money.

Corporate welfare

NC. Where a $1000 campaign check stuffed into the breast pocket of a suit guarantees hundreds of thousands in corporate welfare. And millions of dollars in public health costs in 20 years.

Not entirely true

Either side pocket of the suit jacket can also be used.

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