Sixth District Shuffle

February 28th, 2012 by WendyW Categories: Featured, Candidates, Economy, Jobs, US NC Congressional Races 2012 No Responses

A few days ago, James Allen announced on his Facebook page:

“After numerous request from the people, and republicans in the state, I have decided it is in the best interest of our Country and our party to run for US Congress in the fourth district NC. I am very familiar with the district as I worked throughout the area for twenty years, I know so many people and have shared in their hopes and dreams. We are running to win and hope to have an additional House seat for our conservative values. The seat although with vast changes to its area has been filled by a liberal spending democrat for some time. Please support us as we take this seat back to and for the people. Jim”

Today, Bill Flynn announced his candidacy for the Sixth district GOP nomination at a press conference  in Greensboro. More details to come!!

NC Could be Risking it’s AAA Bond Rating

February 8th, 2012 by WendyW Categories: Featured, State, Economy No Responses

“The annual analysis, approved by the Debt Affordability Advisory Committee, found that the state has exhausted its General Fund debt capacity until fiscal year 2013. Additionally, the combined debt capacity of the Highway Fund and the Highway Trust Fund has been exhausted until fiscal year 2014.

The committee sets a percentage of revenue as the primary metric for determining debt affordability. This percentage for the General Fund is slightly above 4 percent, which is the self-imposed target adopted by the committee. The Highway Fund and Highway Trust Fund’s percentage also slightly exceeds its 6 percent target.

North Carolina’s “triple A” bond rating has been reaffirmed by all three national bond rating agencies. Currently, all of the state’s debt ratios are at or below the median levels for the state’s peer group, composed of other states rated “triple A” by all three agencies. North Carolina’s debt is considered manageable at current levels. The report acknowledges that the state’s current revenue picture is only modestly optimistic and reflects the continued slow pace of economic recovery. Additionally, the study outlines the need for replenishment of the state’s reserves.” — State Treasurer Janet Cowell

Click here for a full copy of the annual debt affordability study (link)(.pdf).

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Leader Cantor Discussing Pro-Growth Policies

January 25th, 2012 by scarlett Categories: Featured, Economy, Other Videos No Responses
Leader Cantor Discussing Pro-Growth Policies

(video)

“We need a bold vision of strong economic growth that doesn’t involve more regulation, more taxes, putting more into [DC] so [DC] can decide where it flows…”

The Engine For Jobs In This Country Is Small Businesses

January 25th, 2012 by scarlett Categories: Featured, Economy, Jobs No Responses
The Engine For Jobs In This Country Is Small Businesses

“The Engine For Jobs In This Country Is Small Businesses And That Should Be Our Focus.” – Leader Cantor (video)