NC Political Connections By News 14 Carolina reporter Tim Boyum
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Fern Shubert Speaks for Us Published by admirers of former Senator Fern Shubert. Shubert served the ole' North State well, until stepping down from her office to make a run for Governor in 2004. While she is greatly missed from office, she knows where the "bodies are buried" and is still found digging up the truth.
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Crystal Clear Conservative Blogger Krystal Weeks writes about N. Virginia and DC metro area politics, as well as national issues. Check her out!
Cuba Generation Y This 30-something blogger publishes at great risk to show readers outside Cuba what everyday life is like inside the oppressive, Communist nation. Think you like Communism...read this blog and think again!
Smart Girl Politics Conservative Women bloggers, and a few men, who are here to refresh you when you are thirsty.
LadyBlog A modern take on traditional women. Classier than tea service. Like Fight Club but with better hygiene. Sightly more aggro than a cucumber sandwich.
The Political Byline One of my fellow Top Conservatives on Twitter. Check him out! He's not afraid to speak his mind. Based in the Motorcity.
Capital Letters Jordan Schrader covers North Carolina government for the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Sister Toldjah National conservative blogger who tells it like it is. She loves North Carolina and occasionally picks up items from KCC on her blog.
Called 2 Action Check out this site, run by Steve Noble. He's a member of the religious right and he tells the truth as he sees it. He calls himself an equal opportunity offender. Check out what he has to say!
NC Politics New Bern native (and your blogger's fellow high school classmate -NBSHS '85) Steve Hale writes from Pitt County about his take on the North Carolina Political scene. Check out his blog and offer up your comments.
Dateline Obamastan Cary's John Byrnes writes about national, state, and local politics. He currently serves in the Army National Guard.
Driving With One Hand Kevin LeCount is apparently driving with his LEFT hand, as this blog is written by my good friend who works for SEANC, the union of the NC State Employees. His wife, Heidi, works at my alma mater, Meredith and are good folks, despite their political leanings. Check them out.
As many of you have already heard, the
so-called "stimulus" contains very damaging provisions, apparently
authored by Tom Daschle, that would provide for electronic tracking and
government monitoring of healthcare so a government bureaucrat can
monitor costs and dictate patient care. This is federal health care
rationing. We would like to get the word out about this as quickly as
possible to encourage people to flood their representatives with calls
demanding that this provision be removed. Health care affects
everyone, and as the article below notes, this is likely to
disproportionately impact the elderly.
contact your House members today and urge them to have electronic
tracking and government monitoring of healthcare removed from the
stimulus bill. Even if they support the stimulus, they need to oppose
this portion of the bill. There is a reason why Canadians, Europeans
and other foreigners who have the means come to the U.S. for surgery
and other medical procedures. Our level of healthcare is the envy in
the world. Why on earth would we want to see the day when our citizens
have to be put on a government waiting list for life-saving surgery?
To find out who represents you in congress, click here.
North Carolina citizens are generally happy with their health care, according to the latest Decisionmaker Poll conducted by the Civitas Institute.
In a survey of 800 voters taken in late January, 65% approved of their health care. 46% said the quality of health care they receive in North Carolina is "good", while another 19% felt it is "excellent". Meanwhile, only 33% disapproved of the quality of health care in North Carolina (23% said "only fair", and 10% ranked it "poor".)
When asked about health care concerns, the top two answers were "Cost of Health Insurance", 39%, and "Number of Poor Without Insurance", 32%.
The vast majority, 68%, disagreed wth the statement, "Health insurance is getting so expensive that government should raise taxes and pay for the healthcare of everybody." Only 25% agreed.
Those surveyed included 400 Democrats, 296 Republicans, and 104 that identified themselves as "other".