Two Groups Begin Education Effort On NC Budget

Two conservative-leaning organizations have started what they call a voter education effort to highlight what they say are good things in the Republican-written budget for North Carolina state government.

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation and John William Pope Civitas Institute unveiled Thursday the "NC Real Solutions" initiative, which includes radio and television ads and a web site.

Foundation state director Dallas Woodhouse said his group plans to spend $500,000 over the next month on the effort that attempts to combat what he calls lies about the budget.

The ad running in most major North Carolina TV markets says the budget lowered taxes and hired more state-funded teachers.

Democrats argue the budget slashed spending on health care and the environment and forced local school districts to eliminate thousands of jobs.


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  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:09 PM
    The national debt is almost $15.6 trillion dollars. It would cost $1 million dollars a day for 42,739 years to pay off the debt (not including interest). Or, $100 million dollars per day for 427 years. It would take $100 million dollars per day for 137 years just to pay off Obama's $5 trillion dollars in added debt. Obama has increased the national debt by about $4.3 billion dollars per day since he took office!
  • by Educated Voters Know the on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:58 PM
    National Debt = $15.5 TRILLION!!!!
  • by Luis Location: Greenville on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:10 AM
    They should take that 500,000. and put it directly into the school system instead of wasting it.
    • reply
      by Educated Voters Know the on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:04 PM in reply to Luis
      There is plenty of waste already in the school system. Uneducated voters are killing this country!
  • by THE GOP on Mar 16, 2012 at 04:59 AM
    is going to ruin NC. Ignorance and arrogance. A deadly combination.
    • reply
      by Me on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:59 PM in reply to THE GOP
      Yeah, that is a bad combination, just look at Obama.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 at 06:53 PM
    Perdue screwed it up and the almighty RepubliCAN'Ts are making it worse.
  • by small business on Mar 15, 2012 at 06:26 PM
    Teachers keep getting fired from budget cuts, yet the Administrators get raises. Do we really need to give a raise to the HHS bureaucrat that can't determine if a turkey on whole wheat is more nutritious than chicken nuggets or not?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 at 06:03 PM
    Lies lies and more lies
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 at 05:04 PM
    The cuts to education over the last three budget cycles are enough. The fat is trimmed down to the bone. Entitlements should be where the cuts are found in the next budget cycle.
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      by Uncle Sam on Mar 15, 2012 at 05:40 PM in reply to
      Truer words have never been spoken,it's time to cut the entitlement fat.To many people getting something for nothing,stop paying for the little project rats,and they will stop having them.No more free housing,food,busing,power,medical,ect.....You can only take for so long,one day you have to be a contributing member of society .Time for the Republicans to make a stand,and turn this ship around.
      • reply
        by Tracy on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:21 PM in reply to Uncle Sam
        "Little project rats"???!!! As a teacher to many of these children - your comment sickens me.
        • reply
          by Educated Voters Know the on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:03 PM in reply to Tracy
          The children are NOT the problem, the sorry parents are the problem and they CANNOT be rewarded for their irresponsibility any longer!
  • by crazy on Mar 15, 2012 at 04:21 PM
    How 'bout you spend that money getting decent teachers (and paying them a fair living wage) for my kids????
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