Dear Voter: Your Services are No Longer Required

Remember that naked power grab by NC's Republican US House members I warned you about? You know, the one where they circumvent the democratic process because they don't like the decisions we North Carolinians came up with on our own?

Five of North Carolina's seven Republican members of Congress want to cut off federal highway money to their state unless it makes it more difficult for illegal immigrants to get drivers licenses.

Reps. Sue Myrick of Charlotte, Walter Jones of Farmville and Charles Taylor of Brevard planned to introduce legislation Wednesday that could cut off $890 million in annual federal transportation money. The money represents about a quarter of North Carolina's annual $3.6 billion transportation budget.

"We are saying, 'If you want the federal money, than you are going to have to enforce the law,"' Jones said.

Winston-Salem Journal | GOP Congress members want N.C. action on immigration

What law?  Let's be clear: there's no law being broken or going unenforced; there's only the law that these five citizens want to ram down our throats. How North Carolina issues drivers' licenses and who North Carolina issues them to are matters for North Carolina lawmakers and officials! Myrick, Jones, McHenry, and Foxx are trying to cut us—the people of North Carolina—out of the lawmaking loop. While it would be much simpler to have a few Republican overlords to make all of our laws for us, I don't think most of us would like the result very much.

Here's an idea: let's not send these five back to Washington next year. Instead, let's send them to... oh, say, Wyoming. Or France. Or Pluto. Pluto would be good.



Myrick hires illegal immigrants?

I just heard a rumor that Sue Myrick’s family has employed illegal immigrants to work at their restaurants. This would be another shocking example of the hypocrisy practiced by the conservative right recently, and one of which voters should be aware. As usual, the mainstream Charlotte media has chosen to suppress this story for seemingly overt political reasons. Has anyone heard anything about this???


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Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

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