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Monetary Politics: The Biggest Money Player In Politics Is The Fed

Washington finally shows signs of coming to grips with the importance of money to politics. This is not about mere…

January 26, 2015 / / Read More »

NCDOT & Cintra Sign Agreement to Extend Financial Close to April

Since June 26 of last year we’ve been counting down to today, because a lack of announcement yesterday means Cintra…

January 26, 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Beware of False Prophets

The Reverend Al Sharpton denies liberty and freedom to those who purchase his wares. He’s a race profiteer, one who…

January 25, 2015 / / Read More »

Widely Touted Study on State and Local Taxes is a Sham

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) is a self-described “non-partisan research organization” dedicated to providing “accurate, timely, and straightforward information”…

January 21, 2015 / / Read More »

WidenI77 Press Conference Video

This morning, WidenI77 filed suit in Mecklenburg Superior Court to stop the I-77 toll lane project.  Following the filing, the…

January 20, 2015 / 2 Comments / Read More »

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  3. Bruce: ‘Flocking there’……..Th ey come here by the millions and the taxpayer has gotten...
  4. Lewis: Also, it is easy to imagine one of the reasons Obama doesn’t want the Keystone pipeline is because it...
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NCDOT & Cintra Sign Agreement to Extend Financial Close to April

Since June 26 of last year we’ve been counting down to today, because a lack of announcement yesterday means Cintra missed the deadline for financial close. Missing this deadline means Cintra is supposed to forfeit a $15 million security deposit they made back when the…

January 26, 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

WidenI77 Press Conference Video

This morning, WidenI77 filed suit in Mecklenburg Superior Court to stop the I-77 toll lane project.  Following the filing, the group conducted…

January 20, 2015 / 2 Comments / Read More »

WidenI77 Files Lawsuit, Announces Upcoming Events

Cornelius, N.C. – January 20, 2015 – Widen I-77 and Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC, the legal counsel retained by Widen…

January 20, 2015 / / Read More »

New Year’s Resolution for Local Government…Be as Transparent as Possible.

In Corporate America, during annual reviews people are often rated on their “accomplishments” as well as their “behaviors”.  Said another way, employees…

January 15, 2015 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Chatting With the Tea Party

The Charlotte Tea Party (CAUTION) recently received an email from Rich Orloff, the playwright behind “Chatting with the Tea Party”, a documentary-style play based…

January 13, 2015 / / Read More »
A Hall Of Fame Sucker’s Bet Charlotte Hurts Banks for Boosterism Do Char-Meck Police Know the Law? A Rare Leader on BOCC

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Widely Touted Study on State and Local Taxes is a Sham

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) is a self-described “non-partisan research organization” dedicated to providing “accurate, timely, and straightforward information” about tax policies. In…

January 21, 2015 / / Read More »

The Cost of “Free”

The following was taken from the Facebook wall of Dan Bongino, a former United States Secret Service agent who was the Republican Party…

January 17, 2015 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Liberty Taken For Granted Is Liberty Lost

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong”. This quote by Voltaire, a Frenchman whose real name was François-Marie…

January 13, 2015 / / Read More »
Is Violence the Only Tactic of Terrorism? Bridenstine and Massie Call For Reinstatement of Boehner Foes Is Now the Time for a Second Political Party? The Rain Dance

Monetary Politics: The Biggest Money Player In Politics Is The Fed

Washington finally shows signs of coming to grips with the importance of money to politics. This is not about mere campaign finance. Recently there was a breakthrough in bringing the money policy issue out of the shadows and to center stage … where it belongs.…

January 26, 2015 / / Read More »

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