|Republican budget writers pose for a group photo
No kidding. The NC House budget proposal is banking on money it hopes to raise from the NC Education Lottery, the same lottery that conservatives have always claimed to hate. Now they're prepared to stake their futures -- not to mention their political reputations -- on a roll of the dice.
Not every House Republican is prepared to do this particular gambling: “I do feel uncomfortable rolling the dice and betting on money that may not materialize,” said Rep. Debra Conrad of Winston-Salem.
Raleigh Republicans have done what they could to cripple public education, open the state to environmental devastation, and drive us into an economic hole. Now they're willing to throw their esteemed family values out the window and budget with buffalo dust.