Category Archives: North Carolina

NC Governor Pat McCrory speech on employment misleading, Big unemployment rate lie, Greensboro News Record article, Record numbers leave labor force, Percent of population working plummets, Immigrants get NC jobs

NC Governor Pat McCrory speech on employment misleading, Big unemployment rate lie, Greensboro News Record article, Record numbers leave labor force, Percent of population working plummets, Immigrants get NC jobs

“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton 

“11.4%: What the U.S. unemployment rate would be if labor force participation were back to January 2008 levels.” …James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, June 2013

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

I am not a fan of modern day political parties.

I detest the modern day Democrat Party and for good reason.

Governor Pat McCrory inherited a mess created by the Obama camp and Democrats in NC. A horrible economic and jobs situation.

McCrory is a likeable fellow and I believe that the Republicans controlling government in NC will try to fix the mess.

That does not excuse him from making misleading statements about the jobs situation here.

From the State Of the State speech February 4, 2015.

“As I said, two years ago, our unemployment rate was the fifth highest in the nation. So we all rolled up our sleeves, made the tough decisions, and as of today, the private sector has created nearly 200,000 new jobs. We went from the 5th highest in unemployment to the 23rd lowest, and now we’re even beating South Carolina. Despite this tremendous accomplishment there are still a lot of communities, small businesses, and individuals that are hurting, and there is still much work to be done. Therefore, my administration’s focus will be on five areas that have the greatest impact on our people. ”

Read more:

http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20150204/transcript-2015-state-state-address

Much of the drop in the unemployment rate in NC came from people dropping out of the labor force.

From Citizen Wells December 21, 2014.

“Despite what you may have read from the low information mainstream media, baby boomers retiring are not the cause of the drop in the labor force in NC or US.

Do the math or read prior articles at Citizen Wells.

Lack of jobs is the problem.

From May of 2008 to November of 2014, the  labor force participation rate plummeted 5 percent in NC. The unemployment rate is the same.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/nc-labor-force-participation-rate-plummets-5-percent-from-may-2008-to-november-2014-unemployment-rate-same-baby-boomers-retiring-not-cause-of-labor-force-drop-lack-of-jobs-causes-younger-people-to/

The Greensboro News Record may be reporting the facts about jobs because the Republicans are in power.

Greensboro News Record February 5, 2015.

“The unemployment rate in the Greensboro-High Point metro area decreased to 5.3 percent in December 2014, compared with 6.9 percent in December 2013, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce.”

““The state’s labor force shrunk 0.2 percent in November, losing 13,534 people. Over the past year, the labor force has shrunk 0.7 percent, for a reduction of 31,665 people.

A shrinking labor force will drive down the unemployment rate because fewer people are looking for work.”

“Guilford County’s unemployment rate also dropped to 5.3 percent in December 2014 from 6.9 percent a year earlier.

Rockingham County’s rate fell to 5.9 percent from 7.6 per­cent a year earlier.

And Randolph County’s rate dropped to 4.8 percent from 6.4 percent a year earlier.

But the encouraging numbers doesn’t necessarily mean many more people are working. The number of people who are actually working in those counties has improved very slowly or decreased during the same period, suggesting that many people have stopped looking for work altogether.

In Guilford County, 234,645 people were working in December 2014, compared with 233,313 a year earlier. This is part of an ongoing — but painfully slow — trend. The current figure, for example, is not a dramatic improvement from the December 2008 figure of 229,813.

In Rockingham County, 38,865 people were working in December 2014, compared with 38,645 the previous December.

And in Randolph County, 66,626 people were working in December, compared with 66,247 in December 2013. The county’s total employment has not fully recovered since December 2008, when 68,593 were working.”

Read more:

http://www.news-record.com/business/local_business/december-jobless-rate-down-from-a-year-earlier/article_670a1dc0-ace1-11e4-8f66-ffd39786c2ba.html

It gets worse folks.

From the Center for Immigration Studies August 2014.

“An analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that, since 2000, all of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in North Carolina has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). This is the case even though the native-born accounted for 61 percent of growth in the state’s total working-age population.”

Read more:

http://cis.org/all-north-carolina-employment-growth-since-2000-went-to-immigrants

The US Labor Dept. will release the “unemployment rate” and jobs added for January tomorrow.

Expect more lies.

 

 

 

Initial claims lowest in 15 years?, Look at percent of population working!, Get rid of enough employees and claims go down, Citizen Wells challenge to Orwellian and low information reporters in media

Initial claims lowest in 15 years?, Look at percent of population working!, Get rid of enough employees and claims go down, Citizen Wells challenge to Orwellian and low information reporters in media

“The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed in September at 7.1 million. These individuals, who would have preferred full-time employment, were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job.”…US Labor Dept. September 2014

“11.4%: What the U.S. unemployment rate would be if labor force participation were back to January 2008 levels.” …James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, June 2013

And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

You are reporting that initial claims were the lowest in 15 years with a straight face and  you are not on drugs , you really believe it and you are not part of the Obama camp Orwellian media.

How about giving the public the damn truth!

Just this morning I wrote.

“NC labor force participation rate plummets 5.3 percent since May 2008, Reason for unemployment rate drop, Reason for drop in claims, No more employees left to lay off, NC ninth most populous state”

“Do not be fooled by low information biased media.

Those folks dropping out of the labor force are not mostly older baby boomers.

They are younger people who have given up on finding jobs.

Many of them are not drawing unemployment pay and are not counted in the unemployed numbers.

They also cannot be laid off.

NC is the ninth most populous state and is representative of what is taking place in the US.

Many states have been hit even harder.

From Citizen Wells January 15, 2015.

“Forget the unemployment rate. If you remove enough people from the labor force you will achieve full employment and a low unemployment rate. We have that scenario now. In fact one state, West Virginia, has a labor force participation rate below 50 percent yet the unemployment rate is 6.3 percent.

See what I mean?

Old Abe Lincoln once said “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.””

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/nc-labor-force-participation-rate-plummets-5-3-percent-since-may-2008-reason-for-unemployment-rate-drop-reason-for-drop-in-claims-no-more-employees-left-to-lay-off-nc-ninth-most-populous-state/

The plummet of the labor force participation rate in NC, other states and the US is big news and should be more widely reported.

The percentage of the population working is also important and in some ways more significant.

Since the big news today was the lowest so called initial claims number in 15 years let’s go back to January 2000 and compare the employment to population percent from then to now.

US

Jan 2000     64.6

Dec 2014      59.2

That’s a plummet of 5.4 percent!

NC

Jan 2000     65.1

Dec 2014      56.5

That’s a plummet of 8.6 percent !!!

So much for the improved economy and jobs situation.

I warned you we were in the age of Big Brother and “1984.”

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NC labor force participation rate plummets 5.3 percent since May 2008, Reason for unemployment rate drop, Reason for drop in claims, No more employees left to lay off, NC ninth most populous state

NC labor force participation rate plummets 5.3 percent since May 2008, Reason for unemployment rate drop, Reason for drop in claims, No more employees left to lay off, NC ninth most populous state

 

“Over the last six months, of the net job creation, 97 percent of that is part-time work,”…Keith Hall, former BLS chief

“The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed in September at 7.1 million. These individuals, who would have preferred full-time employment, were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job.”…US Labor Dept. September 2014

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

Do not be fooled by low information biased media.

Those folks dropping out of the labor force are not mostly older baby boomers.

They are younger people who have given up on finding jobs.

Many of them are not drawing unemployment pay and are not counted in the unemployed numbers.

They also cannot be laid off.

NC is the ninth most populous state and is representative of what is taking place in the US.

Many states have been hit even harder.

From Citizen Wells January 15, 2015.

“Forget the unemployment rate. If you remove enough people from the labor force you will achieve full employment and a low unemployment rate. We have that scenario now. In fact one state, West Virginia, has a labor force participation rate below 50 percent yet the unemployment rate is 6.3 percent.

See what I mean?

Old Abe Lincoln once said “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

From Market Watch January 14, 2015.

“The only state where less than half its civilians work”

“West Virginia quietly passed the ignominious milestone of having less than half of its adult, civilian population in the workforce in November.

State data compiled by the Labor Department shows that West Virginia’s civilian labor participation rate has fallen to 49.8%, from 50% in October. The national rate in December was 62.7%.

The Mountain State is the only state in the history of the series, which goes back to 1976, to have fallen below 50%, though Mississippi at 50.8% isn’t far behind.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/us-economy-on-verge-of-collapse-workers-not-buying-labor-markets-recovery-forget-unemployment-rate-record-low-labor-force-participation-rates-wv-drops-below-50-percent-national-debt-exc/

From Citizen Wells January 9, 2015.

“You are being bombarded by the “good news” about employment from the Orwellian mainstream media, low information market news reports and I am certain the White House.

Now for the truth.

The real employment news.

The unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent and jobs are being added? Right?

From the US Labor Department data:

There were 456,000 more people not in the labor force in December!

There were supposedly 111,000 more people employed in December???

Hardly cause for celebration, if true, especially with the numbers of part time jobs.

The drop of .2 percent in the labor force participation rate accounts for the .2 percent drop in the unemployment rate.

The  labor force participation rate has plummeted 3 percent since Obama took office.

The number of people who could only find part time work is up 756,000 since Obama took office.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/real-employment-news-from-us-labor-department-january-9-2015-non-orwellian-version-truth-from-citizen-wells-and-zero-hedge-456k-more-not-in-labor-force-labor-force-participation-drop-of-2-percen/

From Jim Clifton Chairman and CEO of Gallup

“The U.S. now ranks not first, not second, not third, but 12th among developed nations in terms of business startup activity. Countries such as Hungary, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Israel and Italy all have higher startup rates than America does.

We are behind in starting new firms per capita, and this is our single most serious economic problem. Yet it seems like a secret. You never see it mentioned in the media, nor hear from a politician that, for the first time in 35 years, American business deaths now outnumber business births.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the total number of new business startups and business closures per year — the birth and death rates of American companies — have crossed for the first time since the measurement began. I am referring to employer businesses, those with one or more employees, the real engines of economic growth. Four hundred thousand new businesses are being born annually nationwide, while 470,000 per year are dying.

Until 2008, startups outpaced business failures by about 100,000 per year. But in the past six years, that number suddenly turned upside down. There has been an underground earthquake. As you read this, we are at minus 70,000 in terms of business survival. The data are very slow coming out of the U.S. Department of Census, via the Small Business Administration, so it lags real time by two years.

Net Number of New U.S. Firms Plummets

Business startups outpaced business failures by about 100,000 per year until 2008. But in the past six years, that number suddenly reversed, and the net number of U.S. startups versus closures is minus 70,000.

My hunch is that no one talks about the birth and death rates of American business because Wall Street and the White House, no matter which party occupies the latter, are two gigantic institutions of persuasion. The White House needs to keep you in the game because their political party needs your vote. Wall Street needs the stock market to boom, even if that boom is fueled by illusion. So both tell us, “The economy is coming back.”

Let’s get one thing clear: This economy is never truly coming back unless we reverse the birth and death trends of American businesses.

Dead-Wrong Thinking

It is catastrophic to be dead wrong on the biggest issue of the last 50 years — the issue of where jobs come from. Our leadership keeps thinking that the answer to economic growth and ultimately job creation is more innovation, and we continue to invest billions in it. But an innovation is worthless until an entrepreneur creates a business model for it and turns that innovative idea in something customers will buy. Yet current thinking tells us we’re on the right track and don’t need different strategies, so we continue marching down the path of national decline, believing innovation will save us.”

Read more:

http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/180431/american-entrepreneurship-dead-alive.aspx?utm_source=WWWV7HP&utm_medium=topic&utm_campaign=tiles

 

 

 

NC state Democratic lawmaker switching party affiliation, State representative Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk, Fiscal conservative, Disenchantment with state Democratic Party, Democrats increasingly moved to the left

NC state Democratic lawmaker switching party affiliation, State representative Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk, Fiscal conservative, Disenchantment with state Democratic Party, Democrats increasingly moved to the left
“NC rejected Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
By now you know that Thom Tillis defeated Kay Hagan. Another rejection of Obama and his policies.
You may have heard that David Rouzer won the NC 7th Congressional District seat.
What you probably did not hear was that Rouzer is the first Republican to win that seat since 1868.”…Citizen Wells November 5, 2014

“It’s easy to look back and realize what a jerk Hitler was. But at the time, Hitler looked pretty good to the German people, with the help of the media. He was TIME Magazine’s Man Of The Year in 1938. The German people assumed they were safe from a tyrant. They lived in a Republic, after all, with strict laws regarding what the government could and more importantly could not do. Their leader was a devoutly religious man, and had even sung with the boy’s choir of a monastery in his youth.”…whatreallyhappened.com

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

From the News Observer January 7, 2015.

“State Democratic lawmaker switching party affiliation”

“In an unusual move announced Wednesday, state Rep. Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk is changing his party affiliation from Democrat to unaffiliated in hopes of getting more done for his district in the upcoming legislative session, which begins next week.

Tine, a 43-year-old insurance company owner, would become the only unaffiliated member of the General Assembly. He said Wednesday in an interview with the Insider that he also hoped to participate in Republican House caucus meetings throughout the session, meaning he would have a front-row seat as the GOP majority discussed proposed legislation and other issues behind closed doors. House Republicans are expected to decide Friday whether to allow him to participate, but the House leadership is on board and the vote appears to be a formality.

His switch to unaffiliated would leave Democrats with only 45 of 120 seats in the House.

Tine said he believed siding with Republicans would help him better represent his district and be part of shaping legislation rather than reacting to it. He begins his second House term next week, representing four heavily Republican counties in eastern North Carolina – Dare, Hyde, Washington and part of Beaufort. He said the district has significant poverty, transportation and education issues, along with high homeowners’ insurance rates.

“As an independent that is working with the Republican majority, I think I can get more done for a district that needs a lot of attention,” he said.

Tine, who has been a registered Democrat since age 18, considers himself fiscally conservative and a moderate legislator who believes government should stay out of people’s lives as much as possible. He expressed disenchantment with the state Democratic Party, which lost legislative majorities four years ago and since then has had well-documented troubles in leadership and in trying to win back state legislative seats. Tine suggested the party has increasingly moved to the left and that he no longer feels at home there.”

Read more:

http://www.newsobserver.com/2015/01/07/4457375/state-democratic-lawmaker-switching.html

NC labor force participation rate plummets 5 percent from May 2008 to November 2014, Unemployment rate same, Baby boomers retiring not cause of labor force drop, Lack of jobs causes younger people to remain or return to school

NC labor force participation rate plummets 5 percent from May 2008 to November 2014, Unemployment rate same, Baby boomers retiring not cause of labor force drop, Lack of jobs causes younger people to remain or return to school

“For now, the absence of young adults from the housing market continues to put a dent in the homeownership rate, which dropped to 64.8% in the first quarter, compared with 65.2% in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to U.S. Census statistics. The rate was as high as 69.2% in the fourth quarter of 2004. For those younger than 35, the rate has fallen noticeably faster. It slipped to 36.2% in the first quarter, from 36.8% in the fourth. The homeownership rate for this group was as high as 43.6% in the second quarter of 2004.”…Market Watch May 12, 2014

“The share of families with an employed member was unchanged at 80.0 percent in 2013. The likelihood of having an employed family member rose in 2013 for Asian families (to 88.8 percent) and for Hispanic families (to 85.1 percent). The likelihood for white and black families showed little or no change (80.1 percent and 75.7 percent, respectively).”…BLS report, April 25, 2014

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

Despite what you may have read from the low information mainstream media, baby boomers retiring are not the cause of the drop in the labor force in NC or US.

Do the math or read prior articles at Citizen Wells.

Lack of jobs is the problem.

From May of 2008 to November of 2014, the  labor force participation rate plummeted 5 percent in NC. The unemployment rate is the same.

From NC Spin December 20, 2014.

“North Carolina’s jobless rate fell to 5.8 percent in November, the lowest since May 2008, as the state’s economy gains force in the second half of the year.

The state’s jobless rate fell from 6.3 percent in October and has dropped from 7.4 percent one year ago, even though today’s wages have not caught up to pre-recession pay levels.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate, which has lagged the national average, matched the U.S. rate in November, but the nation as a whole dropped below 6 percent two months ahead of North Carolina.

The job market data was issued Friday by the Labor & Economic Analysis Division within the N.C. Department of Commerce.

North Carolina gained 16,400 jobs in November and 110,700 in the first 11 months of the year. The last time the state gained jobs at this rate was in 2006, when 129,500 jobs were added.”

“The state’s labor force shrunk 0.2 percent in November, losing 13,534 people. Over the past year, the labor force has shrunk 0.7 percent, for a reduction of 31,665 people.

A shrinking labor force will drive down the unemployment rate because fewer people are looking for work.

N.C. State University economist Michael Walden said the labor force shrinkage is a national issue caused by a trifecta of factors. Baby boomers are retiring. Students are staying in college longer before entering the workforce.”

“Additionally, private sector earnings and household income in the state, adjusted for inflation, are down since 2008.

“People are poorer today than they were on average before the recession,” Walden said.”

Read more:

http://www.ncspin.com/nc-unemployment-rate-at-5-8-lowest-since-may-2008/

I hope that N.C. State University economist Michael Walden was misquoted about baby boomers.

 

 

Dr. Ada M. Fisher, Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, UNC TV, NC Republican National Committeewoman, First and only African American serving

Dr. Ada M. Fisher, Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, UNC TV, NC Republican National Committeewoman,  First and only African American serving

“Old fashioned, conservative values, the kind that our ancestors employed to survive, are needed now and forever.”…Citizen Wells

“A man should not be judged by the color of his skin but by the content of his character”…Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

I do not usually watch “Black Issues Forum” on UNC TV as I would not watch a white issues forum if there was one.

It is time to move on.

I was switching channels yesterday and happened upon an interview of Dr. Ada M. Fisher, author of “Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us” and NC Republican National Committeewoman.

I was impressed.

She is just what the doctor ordered.

I found the following on Amazon.

“Dr. Ada M. Fisher is a physician, author, educator, dynamic public speaker, and public servant. She received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her MD at the University of Wisconsin at Madison Medical School, completed her residency in Family Medicine through the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY and was awarded her Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Fisher is the mother of two grown sons and has served as the Chief of Occupational Health Services at the VAMC-Salisbury, the Medical Director of Amoco Oil Company, an Industrial Physician with anti-terrorism training at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, TN, the state Substance Abuse Detoxification Director serving a 16 county catchments area at the John Umstead Hospital in Butner, NC and completed a stint in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in Greenevers, NC which is a medical/physician shortage area. Dr. Fisher has previous board membership on Preservation NC, the Salisbury Rowan Symphony, Rowan Salisbury Schools Board of Education, and the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. Her volunteerism embraces the American Red Cross, as well as Historically Black Colleges and Universities where she undergirded hundreds of students, provided scholarships, taught and served in various advisory capacities. Dr. Fisher additionally worked through the Rowan Salisbury Community Action Agency’s Workforce Investment Act Program with high school drop outs for several years providing them tutorial services, mentoring, recommendations for school and/or jobs and gave things such as housing where needed. In 2008 and again in 2012 Dr. Ada M. Fisher was elected to serve her state as the Republican National Committeewoman where she is the first and only African American from the continental USA serving in this capacity. The culmination of these and other experiences on life’s battlefields led to the writing of this future bestsellar titled “COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVE PRESCRIPTIONS Solutions for What Ails Us, Book I” which is now available.”

“ABOUT THE BOOK Honed on the battlefields of politics, knee deep in community involvements testing her theories of things which work to positively impact citizens, Dr. Ada M. Fisher in this book uses a family practitioner’s record keeping format to better illustrate the impact of issues on society. She brings to these concerns informed commentary on best practices aimed at addressing critical national and state problems. From this, solutions are deduced which will work better to serve the masses. Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us is not what one might initially think; especially when one takes the term conservative out of too many preconceived assumptions of what that means. The points in the definition of the word conservative reflects the heart and wisdom of those who have labored in life’s vineyards from the grass roots of the community to the economic small business engines of barber shops to the learning incubators of our classrooms and others struggling to be heard. The Tea Party people are but one many voices representing those who are “fed up” with business as usual and want real solutions. Some of these are provided through this work which is based on best practices, commonalities and fairness through which most will have buy-in.”

Here is the TV show.

http://video.unctv.org/video/2365372335/

 

Rhino Times John Hammer rips liberal Greensboro News Record, NC a red state not purple, North Carolina rejected Obama in 2012 and went Republican again in 2014, News Record rubber stamped Obama and Hagan

Rhino Times John Hammer rips liberal Greensboro News Record, NC a red state not purple, North Carolina rejected Obama in 2012 and went Republican again in 2014, News Record rubber stamped Obama and Hagan

“On October 1, 2014 the Greensboro News Record presented one of the most irresponsible and apparently party line editorials that I have read recently. They rubber stamped Obama’s policy of accepting illegal alien children from Central America without proper medical screening and dispersing them throughout the US.”…Citizen Wells

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”…Jesus, John 8:32

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

 

Catching up on my reading this morning.

The Greensboro News Record, part of the liberal mainstream media, has rubber stamped the policies of and endorsed Obama and Kay Hagan.

From John Hammer of the Rhino Times November 13, 2014.

“I love that the liberal mainstream media in Greensboro, i.e., the News & Record, has declared North Carolina a purple state.

Let’s count the reasons why North Carolina is not considered a red state.

One, it is because North Carolina just elected a Democratic senator to go along with Republican Sen. Richard Burr. Oh no, that can’t be right, because beginning in January, North Carolina will have two Republican senators. Republican Speaker of the state House Thom Tillis defeated Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. But perhaps the N&R hasn’t heard about the results of the election yet.

Maybe it’s a purple state because the Democrats picked up enough seats that the congressional delegation is evenly split. No, that can’t be it because the Democrats lost a seat in the North Carolina congressional delegation and it now stands at 10 Republicans and three Democrats. So that’s an increase from nine Republicans and four Democrats, which would seem to make the state more red.

I know, it’s because in this election the Democrats took over the state Senate and state House so that, even though there is a Republican governor, the state government will be split. That isn’t it either, because the Republicans picked up one seat in the Senate, so it is now 34 Republicans to 16 Democrats.

For those in the mainstream media, that means there are more than twice as many Republicans in the state Senate as there are Democrats. More than two to one. More than double. In other words for those bad with numbers, a lot more.

Then there is the state House. Maybe the Democrats sneaked up and took over the state House while everybody was watching the Senate race. No, that’s not the case either. But maybe this is what everyone is talking about because the Democrats did pick up three seats in the state House, and instead of Republicans having a 77-to-43 majority, the Republicans now have a 74-to-46 majority.

It’s the only place where the Democrats made any gains in state government. The North Carolina governor is a Republican, the North Carolina state House has a comfortable majority of Republicans, the state Senate has a huge majority of Republicans, the state Supreme Court has a majority of Republicans, the state now has two Republican US senators, and 10 Republicans out of 13 US congressmen.

In 2012, North Carolina voted for the Republican candidate for president and elected a Republican governor, majorities in both houses of the state legislature and a Republican majority on the state Supreme Court. So all of this is not brand new.

It would seem that as long as there is a Democratic elected official in North Carolina it will be listed as a purple state because it is hard to imagine how much more Republican North Carolina could get.

It’s funny what the mainstream media do instead of reporting the news. They just makes stuff up. There is a good reason to consider North Carolina purple if you happen to be far left-wing liberals like most of the folks at the N&R, and that is because if Democrats think that North Carolina is a red state, meaning that Republicans are going to win, then fewer Democrats will vote. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. But what is really unfortunate for the liberals, like those at the N&R, is that North Carolina is a red state and it is really hard for them to accept.

In 2008, Barack Hussein Obama won North Carolina by 14,000 votes, which is nearly nothing. If there had been a recount Obama might easily have lost the state. But there was no need for a recount because it didn’t make any difference – Obama was elected president by a wide enough margin that North Carolina wasn’t an issue. But he won by slimmest of margins and Obama had coattails. It’s not unusual, but it was a one-time event. The country will never elect its first black president again. That has been done. But because six years ago some Democrats won doesn’t make North Carolina in 2014 a purple state.”

Read more:

http://www.rhinotimes.com/under-the-hammer-11-13-14.html