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  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 6:12 p.m.

    while making the process / auditing so complicated not even the people who work there understand it! Please see the DMV renewal offices for proof ;)
    WooHoo2You

    Same thing for Barrycare, ask any HR rep. But that is gonna be the best thing ever right?

  • WooHoo2You Feb 21, 2:25 p.m.

    Obama sold out the rich by suggesting they follow the same rules and pay the same percentages of the middle class…how unfair! WooHoo2You

    Crumps Br0ther,

    -No. He took money from them. But go ahead and spin that. Its always OK when a lib says one thing and does another.

    So they tax me and you (like always) but doing the same to them is ‘taking?’ Talk about spin!

    -Im not asking yopu to be spiteful Im asking you to support more oversight so the system doesnt get played, but everytime that gets brought your ilk cry racism.

    Oversight is conservative word for hiring an outside contractor and paying them twice the amount of money you save while making the process / auditing so complicated not even the people who work there understand it! Please see the DMV renewal offices for proof ;)

  • Grand Union Feb 21, 2:22 p.m.

    "Im not asking yopu to be spiteful Im asking you to support more oversight so the system doesnt get played, but everytime that gets brought your ilk cry racism."

    who ever complained on here about more oversight???? The GOP has not asked for or attempted to add more oversight, all they have done is make blanket cuts for everyone.

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 1:49 p.m.

    Obama sold out the rich by suggesting they follow the same rules and pay the same percentages of the middle class…how unfair!
    WooHoo2You

    No. He took money from them. But go ahead and spin that. Its always OK when a lib says one thing and does another.

    Im not asking yopu to be spiteful Im asking you to support more oversight so the system doesnt get played, but everytime that gets brought your ilk cry racism.

  • WooHoo2You Feb 21, 1:14 p.m.

    Funny, all this complaining about the “47 percent” from a Bush tax year ;) WooHoo2You

    Crumps Br0ther,

    -why do you not care that your tax money is being wasted on people playing the system who flat out refuse to take care of themselves even though they are able.

    I do care but refuse to forsake the other 90 percent of the people need the help out of pure spitefulness.

    -Besides that, your savior Barry has sold out the rich and got one over on the middle class again and you willful ignore it. I guess its ok when one of your own is messing you over

    Obama sold out the rich by suggesting they follow the same rules and pay the same percentages of the middle class…how unfair!

  • Grand Union Feb 21, 12:50 p.m.

    "As a veteran of the Army he wasnt talking about me. But you can keep being the kind of victim he did mention"

    so you take no Federal entitlements......and never will. Can we have that tattooed on your forehead so we can help you not change your mind when you are old or sick?

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 12:34 p.m.

    Funny, all this complaining about the “47 percent” from a Bush tax year ;)
    WooHoo2You

    why do you not care that your tax money is being wasted on people playing the system who flat out refuse to take care of themselves even though they are able.

    Besides that, your savior Barry has sold out the rich and got one over on the middle class again and you willful ignore it. I guess its ok when one of your own is messing you over

  • flyNC Feb 21, 12:28 p.m.

    I thought we had budget problems??? Please tell me we are not cutting education to spend money on courts and prisons.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Feb 21, 12:26 p.m.

    Man, the prisons are gonna get ever fuller than they are now. Get ready to see newer prisons open up, folks, meaning more money in politician's pockets. Probably the same guys who are proposing the heavier penalties.

  • WooHoo2You Feb 21, 12:16 p.m.

    Probably the same way Romney came up with his claim that 47% of the American public are moochers.

    You didnt build that

    All taken out of context. No one belives, well the logical ones of us dont, that Romney was talking about the eldery, handicapped, veterans and the like.- Crumps Br0ther

    So the rest of the “47 percent” then? Because almost HALF of them are elderly, then add the vets, troops serving in combat zones, handicapped, business owners who claimed a loss for the year etc….that does not leave much room for moochers. BTW, to be “taken out of context” you pretend the entire tape is not available, that you can’t hear the tone of his voice (you can feel the distain), and when taken in context is suddenly sounds okay?

    Funny, all this complaining about the “47 percent” from a Bush tax year ;)

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 12:05 p.m.

    As a member of the Air FOrce he was talking about me. I dont vote for liberals anyway.
    vinylcarwraps23

    As a veteran of the Army he wasnt talking about me. But you can keep being the kind of victim he did mention

  • wildpig777 Feb 21, 11:11 a.m.

    now lets make tougher penalities for corrupt politicans............

  • Minarchist Feb 21, 9:11 a.m.

    Ban sudafed,that kills people.Ban prescription drugs,that kills people.Ban everything the medical and insurance and government has said was good for you for that kills you.
    Uhavenoclu
    February 20, 2013 7:27 p.m.
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    Too much water can kill you. Uh oh......

  • Minarchist Feb 21, 9:10 a.m.

    All taken out of context. No one belives, well the logical ones of us dont, that Romney was talking about the eldery, handicapped, veterans and the like.

    As a member of the Air FOrce he was talking about me. I dont vote for liberals anyway.

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 9:04 a.m.

    Mental illness and NO JOBS.
    RadioDJ

    Laser like focus on curtailing your rights, I mean jobs, yah thats it laser like focus on jobs is what I meant

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 9:04 a.m.

    Probably the same way Romney came up with his claim that 47% of the American public are moochers.

    You didnt build that

    All taken out of context. No one belives, well the logical ones of us dont, that Romney was talking about the eldery, handicapped, veterans and the like. He was talking about the deadbeats who game the system, but to you bleeding hearts they are all the same. Doesnt bother you that your tax money goes to support people who can do for themselves but just flat out refuse to do so?

  • ljwhitmire Feb 21, 8:55 a.m.

    All this trouble is well worth it since restricting access to an over the counter drug has solved the meth problem. Oh wait! It didn't.

    This is just another volley in the war on people. Raising taxes on the poor and stiffening penalties for meth production. How exactly does that encourage someone NOT to cook meth?


    How about taking all this time and money spent on beating a dead horse and focus it on pulling people out of poverty. Spend it on creating jobs. If we're gonna blow cash on something useless let's at least make sure the money is going to the poor.

    Law makers already know that making penalties tougher have no effect on crime. They pass legislation like this to make a public spectacle that is supposed to show that they are touch on crime. Guess what? 30 years of touch on crime hasn't made a single difference. Overall crime has been dropping at a constant rate for 30 years. Laws like this never make a difference, except to annoy law-abiding citizens.

    Demand better!

  • miseem Feb 21, 8:23 a.m.

    I wonder how REp Howard came up with her 30% figure for fraud in the EITC. Probably the same way Romney came up with his claim that 47% of the American public are moochers. It just sounds good. If the 30% is correct, some one or some agency must have done some studies on it. Why didn't they prosecute the offenders? Of course, it's always easier to cut a program if you can come up with high numbers of abusers. Whether they are right or not.

  • ericevenson Feb 20, 10:03 p.m.

    The Meth scourge is just another reason why the adequate staffing of the NC SBI lab, and field agents is so important to the people of North Carolina.

  • heavye Feb 20, 9:17 p.m.

    This is just a waste of resources, it would be better to add officers and repeal the Justice Reinvestment Act.

  • chrisnrali Feb 20, 8:00 p.m.

    lets not be ridicules, just because people do drugs or are violent towards other people does NOT make them mentally ill. Turn off npr and pick up a book from time to time.

  • Uhavenoclu Feb 20, 7:27 p.m.

    Ban sudafed,that kills people.Ban prescription drugs,that kills people.Ban everything the medical and insurance and government has said was good for you for that kills you.

  • ruthpauly Feb 20, 6:53 p.m.

    cool. now take it easy on accused pot growers.

  • RadioDJ Feb 20, 6:51 p.m.

    As our right wing friends are so fond of reminding everyone, drugs don't kill people, people kill themselves. We don't need to be putting folks in jail, we should be working on the cause of the problem. Mental illness and NO JOBS.

  • Road-wearier Feb 20, 6:29 p.m.

    Asinine. Another classic politician-look-busy-like-we're-doing-something law. Won't change a thing...for every tweeker that gets locked up there's another to take his place cookin' away.

  • thayerguy Feb 20, 6:15 p.m.

    complete waste of time and tax dollars locking these people up... more laws don't and will not stop the drug users so therefore will be a market for it... the answer and only answer is legalization. Legalize it, tax it, regulate it... period.

  • Spock Feb 20, 6:11 p.m.

    The proper solution would be to advocate for the legalization of what we now term as, "illegal" in relationship to chemicals that folks could put into their OWN bodies to change their reality. When will we ever come to the realization that we already have LOST the "war on drugs?"

  • monami Feb 20, 6:00 p.m.

    Why only seek longer sentences for those cooking meth around children and elderly? Why not longer sentences period?

  • Its the who what Feb 20, 5:04 p.m.

    Meth is the most dangerous drug out there and those who produce, sell and use should be locked up. I am sure that my tax dollar is housing and feeding these criminals as well as their kids through welfare. The rural communities need to stop bothering the Latino community and address this meth problem. People associated with this drug are dying everyday .

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 4:59 p.m.

    It's sad to say but it's the human condition.
    datenobunaga2

    That is terrible about your neighbors, but if its true what you are saying about doctors being afraid to write scrips, Obamacare is probably going to make things worse

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 4:57 p.m.

    "Under the bill, anyone previously convicted of manufacturing or possessing meth would be barred from obtaining any product that contains pseudoephedrine" - why wasn't this already the case anyway?! Especially since you have to show ID to buy the stuff!
    busyb97

    But not too vote, ironic isn't it? The people we voted for make you show ID to buy cold meds but not to vote for them. Im starting to see why there is a lot of opposition to voter ID laws

  • Minarchist Feb 20, 4:55 p.m.

    MOre laws more laws its ALWAYS worked to stop drugs. LOL poor people.

  • datenobunaga2 Feb 20, 4:49 p.m.

    The sad part is that doctors are becoming afraid to even prescribe cough medicines that contain codeine, now if we are required to get a prescription for OTC it will be nearly impossible. Both my elderly neighbors and mother both got the flu with a severe cough that kept them up at night. The elderly neighbors were not given any cough medicine and told to deal with it basically while my mom had to beg and then scream to get hers and she had pneumonia on top of it all. It's silly. Regulations don't stop anything. Where there is a demand, there will always be someone willing to supply it, it is only hurting the law abiding citizens and this applies to many other topics and debates as well such as gun control, prostitution. It's sad to say but it's the human condition.

  • changedmyname Feb 20, 4:38 p.m.

    It always makes me feel like criminal when I have to buy them for allergies. Maybe that's my dark side?

  • ripetomatoes Feb 20, 4:34 p.m.

    I'd like to see how the lobby money for the pseudoephedrine companies was spread around the legislature for this little wrist slap of a law.

  • busyb97 Feb 20, 4:15 p.m.

    So the law that makes me jump through hoops to by cold or allergy meds didn't slow this problem down?? surprise surprise.

    "Under the bill, anyone previously convicted of manufacturing or possessing meth would be barred from obtaining any product that contains pseudoephedrine" - why wasn't this already the case anyway?! Especially since you have to show ID to buy the stuff!

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