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Paul Ryan to visit Raleigh next week

Posted August 16, 2012
Updated August 17, 2012

— Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will visit Raleigh on Wednesday for a private fundraiser at the home of a local business owner.

John M. Kane and his wife, Willa Kane, will host the 42-year-old Republican congressman at their home off Lassiter Mill Road.

The 5 p.m. event costs $2,500 for a general reception ticket, $15,000 for a photo reception or $25,000 for the VIP reception, according to a flier for the fundraiser.

John Kane is the chairman and chief executive officer of Kane Realty Corp., a real estate and development firm that lists North Hills as its signature property.

Kane serves on boards for several operations, including the North Carolina Symphony, the Research Triangle Regional Partnership and the Duke Raleigh Hospital Advisory Board, according to his business website.


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  • godnessgracious2 Aug 17, 2012

    This 16 trillion is mostly GOP debt. They caused the bulk of this, with their wars and tax cuts for the rich. It's ruining the country.

  • godnessgracious2 Aug 17, 2012

    You may pass 5 million untaxed, is that not enough for your already spoiled children?

  • godnessgracious2 Aug 17, 2012

    The president is not going to just institute a tax on the rich. We needed congress to act, and GOP obstructionists used a process known as the filibuster to prevent even debating the subject. If the senate does not get 60 votes to invoke debate, business is moved on to the next thing. Usually renaming post offices. We need at least 60 sane people that want to talk about the issues and then vote with a simple majority yea or nay. They, the GOP, are scared of the simple majority so they prevent debate. They did this 150 times in Obama's first term. All this just to make the president look bad. The millionaires don't even really mind the tax all that much. For some reason the middle class 'coal miners for Mitt', they really mind. Why?

  • mep Aug 17, 2012

    We needed more stimulus but GOP obstructionists wouldn't allow us a 3% millionaires surtax to build roads and pay down debt.

    So $16 trillion in debt is not enough for you? YOUR share, unless of course you dont pay taxes is already about $140,000. I hope you have a really good job. LOL.
    Of course YOU want someone else to pay your share of that debt... so why not spend more? And that 3% tax on millionaires would not even pay the interest on the debt for a month or two... let alone pay the actual debt down. And WHY should anyone pay an estate tax to begin with? If I work hard, am successful and wish to leave it to my children... what gives the govt the right to take it just because I had the audacity to die? NOTHING but govt greed.

  • godnessgracious2 Aug 17, 2012

    Please, that was Franklin Delano: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Deal

  • godnessgracious2 Aug 17, 2012

    Under the Obama plan only the wealthiest 3 out of every 1000 would have to pay any estate tax. Millions can be passed untaxed. This is good for the country. Read my Teddy Roosevelt quotes below and discuss:

  • godnessgracious2 Aug 17, 2012

    Mep we are in a GOP style recovery, I thought we talked about the filibusters? Government spending per capita has plummeted and this is the economy that results. Why do want more of the same? We needed more stimulus but GOP obstructionists wouldn't allow us a 3% millionaires surtax to build roads and pay down debt.

  • mep Aug 17, 2012


    Bla bla bla......

    Is it any wonder why Teddy's "new deal" was considered by many economists as a failure? Today Americans enjoy far more opportunity than Ol Teddy could ever have imagined. And yet, people still fail and prefer handouts.

  • mep Aug 17, 2012

    Apparently from all the anti-Ryan rhetoric going on in these posts, its clear a Romney/Ryan ticket has the lefties concerned Romney may win come November.

    Its sad when Obama and the Democrats can not run on their records... but would rather drum up class warfare issues and sling mud at opponents in an lame attempt to distract from that record. Whats to hide? $5 trillion more in debt, lingering high unemployment, massive deficit spending, an Obamacare mandate no one wants, and a whole lot of folks on food stamps.

  • godnessgracious2 Aug 17, 2012

    “A heavy progressive tax upon a very large fortune is in no way such a tax upon thrift or industry as a like would be on a small fortune. No advantage comes either to the country as a whole or to the individuals inheriting the money by permitting the transmission in their entirety of the enormous fortunes which would be affected by such a tax; and as an incident to its function of revenue raising, such a tax would help to preserve a measurable equality of opportunity for the people of the generations growing to manhood.