July 2010

The race for NC House District 2 is heating up as challenger Bob Steinburg edges out incumbent Tim Spear in the crucial category of individual donations.  To date, Steinburg has raised (more…)


Last night I attended an Ice Cream Social Meet & Greet for Bob Steinburg. Bob is running against Tim Spear for the NC House seat in District 2.  Let me tell you some of what I heard last night. (more…)

Reminiscent of John Kerry, Walter Jones, NC-3, Republican, was one of the original CO-SPONSORS of the DISCLOSE Act in the House but he ultimately voted against it. I can find no explanation online for his about-face on this bill. I can only pray that he faced pressure from his constituents or that he woke up and decided to actually read the bill the that he co-sponsored.

This bill is so bad that even the ACLU opposed it.

The bill is set to be voted on in the Senate any day now.

Here is a summary of the bill: (more…)

I’m preparing to interview Bob Steinburg, candidate for NC State House, Distirct 2. What questions do you think would be of most interest to the residents of Dare County?  What are the most pressing concerns of the people in your community that Bob could address as a State Legislator?  What questions might you have about transportation, state taxes (income, sales, gasoline),  job creation, fishing or any other state related issue?

This interview will probably not be published for a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, you have a couple of opportunities (more…)

Do you want to do business with people who support this regime’s policies?  Me either.  Before I part with my money, I now ask small business owners if they support Obama and his policies.   Only those who support liberty will get my hard earned dollars.

Based on campaign contribution data from Opensecrets.org, here is a list of some of the local individuals and  small business owners who supported Obama with money in the 2008 election: (more…)

Under the Healthcare Reform Bill, all business will now have to send a 1099 to every vendor that receives more than $600 from them. No longer is 1099 reporting limited to services received from the self-employed. Every business owner on the Outer Banks from the restaurant owners to the contractors to the people who run small businesses out of their homes will now have to send a 1099 to every vendor that they pay more than $600 for any goods and services. Yes, that’s GOODS and services. Yes, that’s EVERY vendor.

Every purchase you make will be subject to this new law.  Pay your landlord the rent?  1099.  Purchase a computer (more…)

As Reagan said, “There he goes again.” Our Congressman Walter Jones, NC-3, was one of only THREE Republicans (out of 178) who voted for the “Wall Street Reform” bill last week. This was such a bad bill that 18 Democrats chose not to support it. This bill gives the federal government the power to seize ‘troubled’ financial firms, it create a new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to regulate credit cards, mortgages and car loans and it imposes new taxes on financial firms. It also imposes hiring quotas on financial firms.  What it doesn’t do is address the problem of Fannie and Freddie, which is at the heart of the financial crisis. This is a bad bill all the way around. The government can now legally seize private firms, it will micromanage all consumer loan products, telling businesses how much they can charge for related products and services and it imposes new taxes that ultimately will be borne by you and I.

So why, why did our Republican Congressman cross party lines to vote for this bill? I asked Congressman Jones that question. Here is the response from his Legislative Aide: (more…)