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miseem Oct 30, 2014
Then how do you explain the high rankings in NC for business over the last two decades, with the RTP area and Charlotte having several top 5 ratings despite those "exorbitant" taxes. Maybe our taxes were not as exorbitant as reported, particularly when you factor in the benefits. We may find that dropping to near the bottom in education spending more that offsets a slightly lower tax rate when it comes to business relocation and expansion. And despite the huge drop in jobs in the old standbys of textiles and furniture in NC over the last 40 years, the Democratic Party in control of the legislature has managed to keep NC at the top of the pile, particularly in comparison to our other Southeast neighbors. I doubt that the population in NC increased from about 6,600,000 in 1990 to 9,500,000 in 2010 because of the poor business environment.
Itsmyopinion67 Oct 30, 2014
Why is Kay spending all this money to lose?
Lightfoot3 Oct 30, 2014
Shame and disgrace.
TheCape Oct 30, 2014
So glad there is a third choice.
Tanya Rose Oct 30, 2014
We really need to get money out of politics. How much good could have been done in our society with 100M rather than campaign ads that lie, slander and annoy? Maybe our lawmakers could get something done if they weren't having to raise money and then submit to whatever their biggest donors wanted them to do. Our representatives no longer represent us. They represent whomever is holding the checkbook. Personally I think we should shorten the amount of time you can campaign-like 6-8 weeks only. Then give each candidate an equal amount of air time on TV and/or ad space in local newspapers to explain their ideas and what they want to do and then of course have debates. And then make election day a national, paid holiday so that everyone can vote. I'm to the point I just want to vote for the candidate that runs a positive campaign. Which is no one! Both sides are equally guilty and equally covered in muck. I'm sick of it.
JoAnn Wood Oct 30, 2014
I guess we all need to move our investments into state broadcasting companies. What worries me is that we have candidates spending all this money on ads and don't seem to be aware that most folks mute the TV (our action) or choose this time to go to the kitchen or bathroom during these ads...
Jack Jones Oct 30, 2014
Campaign reform is needed. Nearly every rational person (citizen) would agree. Start with ending "dark money" on both sides.
Maurice Pentico Jr. Oct 30, 2014
And yet many applaud him for the very things you fear.... HA HA! In fact, under the GOP, according to the non-partisan Tax Foundation, our State has risen to 16th as the most tax/business friendly State... sure to bring jobs and prosperity beyond the Democratic party 100 year high taxation suppression.
lprop Oct 30, 2014
May the highest bidder win. The winner is going to owe a big debt to somebody. Which ever one goes to Washington will just be another spoke in the wheel.
heelhawk Oct 30, 2014
Spending by both sides has gotten ridiculous. Blasting one candidate without calling out the other just shows your naked partisanship. Like those of you were really on the fence until you looked at the spending and then made your choice. I didn't vote for Tillis, but it isn't because he is spending millions in dark money. It is because he is a threat to north carolina, our economy, our citizens, our environment, our employment, our education... and the list goes on.
jgriffith3792 Oct 30, 2014
Beat me to it.
Hagan is also the who said (of Dole) that voting with the POTUS 92% of the time is not good for NC regardless of the President. Yet, she has voted with Obama almost 96% of the time.
She is a worthless a senator as Perdue was a governor. They both rode the Obama wave in 2008. We got rid of one, its time to get rid of the other dead weight.
A person Oct 29, 2014
Hagan is the one who saiud that too much outside money was being spent by Tillis and she spent over twice what he spent. Sounds like Kay Hagan is a hypocrite and not worthy of a vote from me
dws Oct 29, 2014
Obscene spending, which at the end of the day, does nothing to improve America regardless of who "wins"
Maurice Pentico Jr. Oct 29, 2014
$100 pumped into our local economy! Democracy at its best.
Atheistinafoxhole Oct 29, 2014
It's a good thing we don't have anything more important to spend that much money on (sarcasm).
Danny22 Oct 29, 2014
Both sides are over the top.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58