Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sen. Bob Rucho: 'I'm back'

A few weeks after going into a sort of self-imposed exile, Sen. Bob Rucho returned to the gavel this week as chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

"I think we've got the issue resolved," he said this morning.

Last month the Matthews Republican, frustrated when Senate leaders backed off his ambitious tax overhaul plan, offered his resignation as committee chair -- which wasn't accepted -- and fired off a letter criticizing Gov. Pat McCrory and House Speaker Thom Tillis, both Mecklenburg County Republicans.

"It is a huge disappointment that the governor and the speaker ... did not provide the leadership or have the political backbone to fight the special interest groups," he wrote.

This week the governor, speaker and Senate president all agreed on a tax plan that cuts personal and corporate income tax rates. Rucho said he's come to terms with the plan, even though it doesn't go as far as he'd like. He wanted to eliminate the personal income in favor of a much broader sales, or as he calls it, consumption, tax.

"This was the first step toward accomplishing something," he said.


bobcat99 said...

Well, I'm glad Baby Bob took himself out of time out. Maybe now he can get along with others. What an absolute embarrassment to the GOP.

Anonymous said...


Clay said...

So the little fella is done pouting.

Now maybe mommy will give him his phone and his laptop back.

Joe said...

Time to have an intern put his booster seat back at the head of the table.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he can go beating up other opponents that don't tow his line, just like he did in a TV station parking lot a few years back...

Anonymous said...

nd I'm puking on my shoes....

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of sore losing Socialist/Degressive Democrats.

Redistricting has changed the political landscape of this state for the next decade or longer.
The sooner you come to grips with this fact the sooner you folks can stop bashing your heads.

Anonymous said...

Obama now tracking 300 million cars owned by 300 million American citizen terrorists and where you are going or been keeping records of everything

Local and state cops doing the services for him

Anonymous said...

Well somebody needs to keep track of you treasonous folks who threaten our President and emocracy every day. More power to them.

Anonymous said...

Liberal screwball "transparent" Obama the ultimate peeping tom spying 300 million legal citizens YET gives muslim mosques and illegals a free pass? Why would mosques get a free pass where millions are pledged that go to muslim terrorists the world over?

While pagan muslims do perform a great service to humanity by eradicating filthy nasty corrupt homosexual pedophiles they serve no other useful purpose whatsoever.

Thank you Mr Snowden, who was born in Elizabeth City and grew up in Wilmington NC where he attended school, for the useful info in this incredulous Orwellian age America has been reverted to. Good luck to you in Russia.

Anonymous said...

The girlfriend was 100% on target on what her boyfriend told her on the cell phone about "creepy ass cracka" pervs who prey on young teen minorities.

These teens need to be vigilant for liberal devious sicko predators who hang out on pro sports blogs 24/7/365, schools, public places etc.

Tech Mr Martin thought he was defending himself from a "creepy ass cracka" or white homosexual pedophile pervert and had every right under stand your ground but this Sanford FL situation unfortunately was a case of mistaken identity.

ASU '03

Anonymous said...

Obama is an idiot and way off course of what really needs to be done about Health Care instead of his peasant solution that is total screwball and misled America from the beginning thus the backlash.

Why not instead immediately reduce all Heath Care costs 50% to fix the problem since medical expense is what is killing America financially costing trillions and trillions besides the entitlement fiasco that needs to be fixed too.

Health Care costs have risen 800% totally unchecked over the past 40 years. This is beyond reproach and bankrupted America.


Another solution is to set a rigorous schedule for all medical expenses and fossil fuel prices.
End entitlements.

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Never in the modern age has there been seen such a heroic innocent 14 year girl old shot in the head and left for dead for simply attending school in Pakistan proving these muslim Taliban murdering filth need to all be vaporized with dirty nukes.

These serpents admit a mistake? Now 16 years old she needs to remain in hiding and clearly a moving target by these pagan demons from hell.
Thanks to all the US troops who urinated on the corpses of the dead rodents and dont apologize.
Stand your ground.

Anonymous said...

This power hungry Carpetbagger apparently will stop at nothing until he ruins everything good in North Carolina. Just his plan to destroy the highway system in the state was bad enough. His plan to kill the secondary state highway system replacing it with county-maintained roads would result in a guaranteed high property and sales tax increase while the road system in every rural county would fall apart. Thankfully this failed in 2011, but I expect him to go at it again.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte files for bankruptcy ...
Make that Detroit ..

The new AUTHORITY mandate approved by the Legislature has now seized permanent control of the new Central Piedmont North and South Carolina Douglas Metro International Jet Port.

This will assure in case of future insolvency Chapter 11 the city of Charlotte financial woes will not affect the Jet Port.

With cities and states across America in massive red ink financial straits in the current Obama Bankruptcy Age of Socialism Transformation Marxist redistribution of wealth to become a 3rd world banana Caribbean South American African nation, the Jet Port must be in good hands for obvious reasons and safety and solvency concerns.

Obama has America at 18 trillion debt with 8 trillion overrun in his 5.5 years and had a windfall IRS tax intake of 2.7 trillion or 1 trillion more than the previous year due to extreme over taxation redistribution typical of any 2 bit 3rd world tyrant dictator.

America is bankrupt and should file Chapter 11 protection from its China creditors like Detroit. Nothing like complete incompetency in the WH but thats an inept socialist idiot for you as 50% of America now on entitlements welfare food stamps or fake disability.

Anonymous said...

Partial list of tyrant socialist kleptocracy dictators and redistribution cash deposit stolen wealth.
United States Socialist Republic not included (yet).

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro
($30 billion - $40 billion)

Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ( $25 billion - $35 billion)

Former Indonesian President Suharto ($15 billion - $35 billion)

Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos ($5 billion - $10 billion)

Former Congolese President Mobutu Sese Seko ($5 billion)

Former Nigerian Head of State Sani Abacha ($2 billion – $5 billion)

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević ($1 billion)

Former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier ($300 million – $800 million)

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori ($600 million)

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko ($114 million – $200 million)

Former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Alemán ($100 million)

Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada ($78 million – $80 million)

Anonymous said...

Clearly liberal scumbags are against photo ID cards so they can illegally vote up to 20 times or use fake IDs or lie to get their liberal scumbag elected especially with 50 million illegals living in America.

Should NC do away with photo ID drivers licenses?

Even Sams Club requires a photo ID.

Why not require testing and photo ID like a drivers license? This would not be racist because many more whites would fail than blacks or reds. i.e. drivers licenses.

If you really want to save trillions in states and fed then change the law and allow one term of 4 years for all Govs and Presidents.

Look at the corruption Fidel Hugo Obama did to steal a 2nd term tampering with IRS, AP, NSA, justice system ...
Bush 2nd term was a disaster. Presidents only need ONE TERM.

Def change the law for US Supreme Court justices who should be not chosen but elected by WTP for a term limit of 4 years only. No exception.
The US Supreme Court is DEADLY to America and a million times more treacherous than the other 2 branches. The Framers really screwed up big time there giving lifetime appointments. What were they thinking? USSC over rules WTP is not democracy.

US Senators also get term limits of one 4 year term only.

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Anonymous said...

Obama approval poll sinks 9 pts in only a few days ...

Anonymous said...

If liberals think Obama is so great and wonderful wasting trillions on illegal immigrants or awarding 10s of millions more free entitlements like welfare food stamps etc including phony disability status to collect free checks monthly plus free medicals after their unemployment runs out
then why is he not helping NC teachers who have not had a raise in 5 years plus paying more taxes and more for everything else going thru the roof?

Only 18% were on food stamps under Bush yet 47% under Obama?

Obamacare is a total farce costing trillions in higher premiums for workers and higher taxes with higher medical costs already 1200% higher in the past 35-40 yrs with employment health insurance.

Where are the billions from Obama to give working teachers a

He says not a word about pro sports salaries and tv cable contracts that cause everything rise astronomically. Who pays for these spoiled rotten brat outrageous pro sports salaries but the masses as gas, clothing, insurance, cars, food, etc etc never stop rising. Pro athletes making mega millions and worshiped by the idiot media hypes?

Sounds like Obama has his priorities way the hell out of whack and gives a rats ass about 300 million legal citizens of whom only 50% pay taxes.

NC public school teachers need to be emailing or calling elitist Obama to get a raise and stop wasting trillions on his total BS to non-citizens and stop spying on 300 million abusing his power.

Obama is helping everyone but working Americans who have jobs who live paycheck to paycheck. His 50% bums and illegals get a free ride and free medicals.
He gives 100s of billions to foreign nations but nothing to school teachers yet has an 18 trillion debt.
Contact this jerk and demand he help American workers first and foremost only and especially school teachers. Give them 5 years back salary raises in the process.

It is beyond outrageous for pro sports useless punks to make 20-30 million a yr paid for by school teachers who cant get squat.

Anonymous said...

Both North and South Carolina should be on the Douglas Airport facility Committee/Authority and as owners.

There is less than 1 million population of Char-Mecklenburg but 25 million within a 360 radius within 65 miles that includes South Carolina. This is the consumate ridership area of the airport.

NC Legislatures need to reconsider and include South Carolina in this matter if possible as a part of the total Metro area in joint cooperation with Columbia Legislators.

Anonymous said...

Free Pass Obama top 20 criminal scandals that should have him impeached on any one and never has any president had more than one at any given time in history.

Scandalous liberal criminal crook thieves liars cheats homosexuals have America 18 trillion in debt.