Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yup, NC Closing the Gap with Mississippi, Alabama

Yesterday during NC House Speaker Thom Tillis's press conference, someone present in the room tweeted that Tillis said our state needs "to close the gap with Mississippi, Alabama and other SE states on being business-friendly. Great role models."

Tillis was evidently speaking about corporate taxes and regulations, but he might as well have been talking about education, environment, quality of life ... you name it.

As of this morning, laws were introduced in the NC General Assembly to...

1. Reject the implementation of federal health care reform.

2. Greatly reduce and otherwise hamper unemployment insurance.

3. Outlaw labor unions in the state's Constitution, when we're already a right-to-work state.

Regressive, nullifying, backward, poor-hating. We're catching up with you, Mississippi and Alabama!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No Health exchanges or expanded Medicaid that the Federal Government pays for is beyond stupid! Hospitals will close and people will suffer needlessly.
And these Republican legislators claim to be Christians. Since when is denying healthcare coverage to the poor Christian? Even Arizona is expanding Medicaid: if NC doesn't expand Medicaid then legal immigrants will qualify for subsidies and poor North Carolina U.S. citizens won't(that's the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling). Guess the Wingnut Republicans sponsoring the no bills don't have all the info at their disposal or they are just what we figured they were before the election, dumb ass radicals.