The “Out-of-control Tour” comes to Wilmington Wednesday evening

Calling all southeastern North Carolina progressives:

Advocates will be in Wilmington this Wednesday evening as part of an ongoing effort to shine a light on North Carolina’s out-of-control legislative leadership. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about how far the General Assembly is trying to take our state and some things you can do about it. Here are the event details:

Bought, Paid For & Out-of-Control: It’s time to rein in NC’s far right lawmakers

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
7:00 PM
ILA 1426 Hall
(Intl Longshoremen’s Assn.)
1305 S. 5th Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28401

Speakers: Rob Schofield, MaryBe McMillan,
Nancy Shakir and Chris Kromm

Click here for more info and to RSVP.


  1. Frank Burns

    March 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    What is it about this legislature that is “out of control”? It looks to me that they are on the right track to question all spending regardless of its status as a sacred cow. In addition the plan to require the use of photo IDs for voting seems very sensible. It’s too bad Gov. Perdue vetoed that law but I’m hopeful they will find the votes to overturn her veto.

  2. Alex

    March 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Here’s what’s out of control !

    $2.4 trillion in consumer debt
    $ 1.0 trillion in student debt
    $15.5 trillion in government debt
    $13.0 trillion in mortgage debt

    That’s what I worry about- not the NC legislature which is trying to keep a lid on spending !

  3. Frank Burns

    March 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    You are clearly intent on continuing the tax and spend policies which have failed us. How much taxes are enough? Spending is out of control and this legislature is fixing that.

  4. Alex

    March 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Frank, you must have read my post wrong- I’m saying the same thing you are !

  5. david esmay

    March 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    The NC GOTP lead GA has done absolutely nothing in regards to the economic situation in our state. Instead what they have focused on is attacking public education, women’s health issues, same sex marriage, the EPA, and any program directed at those hardest hit by the Bush recession. They’ve also made it next to impossible for the state to collect taxes from corporations who operate in multiple states and overseas, while cutting the throats of small businesses that operate only in NC. Fortunately scientists at NC State University have crossed a pickle with a deer, they’re calling the new hybrid the dill-doe, it will be available in May to all GOP members of the GA, word is it’s creating a lot of excitement among conservatives.

  6. Frank Burns

    March 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Sorry Alex.

    David, you are wrong. Getting spending under control and cutting taxes are good initiatives. In line with your attempt at humor, reminds me of how the previous legislature and the Governor looked like deer caught in the headlights when they found out they could no longer afford to pay for all of their programs.

  7. david esmay

    March 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Look at the problem the GOP has with shortfalls right now. They’ve backed themselves into a corner with ideologically driven legislation and complete disregard for good governance. The GA cut their owns throats by eliminating the temporary sales tax. They have spent all their time pandering to the theocrats in their party by addressing discriminatory social issues and done absolutely nothing to turn NC’s economic situation around. Why? They know their time in control will be short due to the circular firing squad they’ve assembled. How have they tried to address any of the real issues in this state, high un-employment, loss of manufacturing, and improving the public school systems? The GOP plan is , they have no plan. They simply want to cut taxes and starve the state government, this is the most ignorant and short-sighted assemblage of human beings that I’ve seen in my 51 years. Instead of trying to expand the tax base by decreasing unemployment and making corporations actually pay taxes, they’ve done just the opposite, and the citizens of this state will be paying for their actions for years to come.

  8. Alex

    March 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    The Democratic Plan in this state for the last 100 years was to take care of their own and stay in office ! Nothing very exciting about that.

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