Wednesday, September 21, 2022

INTERESTED IN RALEIGH'S PARK BOND?

We have your interest in Raleigh's parks bond - and it's a lot. Raleigh voters can approve or disapprove a parks bond on November 8, 2022. The bond covers a myriad of proposed projects. The cost? Well according to Raleigh it's $275 million. 

But that's not exactly correct. Raleigh will borrow the money through general obligation (voter approved) bonds. That lowers the interest rate but the lender's not very gracious. The proposed interest costs are considerable. 


What you've read is correct. Raleigh will pay $130 million in interest payments to borrow $275 million. 

Will Raleigh increase your taxes to finance this? Without a doubt. 

You can the read the Statement of Total Estimated Interest here

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

HUTCHINSON THE HYPOCRITE

 



Here we have Wake County Commissioners Chairman Sig Hutchinson crowing about Wake County's "Wake ThreeSchool" initiative. You can find more details here

Noteworthy is the program. It essentially provides "opportunity scholarships" to underprivileged children in Wake County so they can receive early education programs. These scholarships go to private child care centers. If you move the child forward a few years, Sig Hutchinson and his fellow Democrat colleagues would adamantly oppose this program for grades K-12. 

Per Sig Hutchinson, the cost amounts to a $20,000 voucher for each child. Pretty awesome. 



Monday, September 5, 2022

LEADERSHIP RALEIGH

The Raleigh Chamber could not even get them out of a few blocks in downtown Raleigh ... 

Here's some ideas:

1. Take them around the drug-infested hotels on New Bern Avenue, South Saunders Street and Capital Blvd. where the prostitutes and drug dealers hang out. Let them review the police reports. 

2. Let them see the homeless up and down Capital Blvd. 

3. Let them see the ungentrified areas of downtown Raleigh. Let them walk around at 10:00 pm at night down Bragg or Branch Street. 

4. Let them talk to police officers who remain understaffed. 

5. Hang out at the Waffle House off Capital Blvd. at Highwoods late at night - or perhaps the one on New Bern at Trawick. 

6. Hang out by the Wake Inn on a Friday night at 1 am. 

Just get them out of your glorious downtown. Shame they couldn't polish off a beer on the street yet. 

Instead you have them riding the carousel at Chavis Park. What a joke. 

















JIM MARTIN'S ARROGANCE

 



Many know that Wake County Board of Education member Jim Martin recently tried to shut down the First Amendment rights of those who disagree with him. Yes, some of those people were candidates. Jim "The Great Oz" Martin may not realize that candidates of numerous ideological persuasions speak at public meetings to express their views. 

That includes Dr. Jim himself doing it. But there is a difference between how Dr. Jim presents himself and those he wanted to shut down present themselves. 

The individuals Dr. Jim wants to prohibit speaking signed up per WCPSS rules and procedures. They express their passionate opinions within the rules of proper decorum and time limits. They finish speaking resume to their seat. 

However Dr. Jim takes a different approach. Here's Dr. Jim in potential candidate mode: 




Yes, that's Dr. Jim over the left shoulder of William Barber accompanied by Wake County Commissioner Susans Evans disrupting the First Amendment rights of others who may want to speak. He's yelling and singing. They shut down the meeting. 

You can view Dr. Jim's antics from June 15, 2010 here.

Now he wants to use the legal power of the Wake County Public School System to shut down the First Amendment rights of whom he disagrees. 

Dr. Jim - once again an arrogant hypocrite. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022