Friday, October 15, 2004

Quick responses to several issues

Easley: Yes. Started turnpike commission.
Ballantine: Reluctantly supports toll roads.

Easley: "Absolutely not." Drains funds from public schools.
Ballantine: "I do not support vouchers."

Easley: No
Ballantine: No

Easley: No
Ballantine: No


At October 15, 2004 at 3:25 PM, Blogger LLPH said...

What is the difference between these two? I guess they are both Republicrats.

We really need a better choice: Barbara Howe for Governor

At October 15, 2004 at 3:32 PM, Blogger Paul said...

The difference is clear. Patrick Ballantine will be a governor who shows up to work. Ballantine will bring youthful energey and enthusiasm to the governors mansion, he will lower our taxes, he will put and end to the corruption in state government, he make our state the "good roads state" once more, and he will do more for education.

At October 15, 2004 at 6:56 PM, Blogger Chris said...

What has Patrick Ballentine been doing all these years he has been in the General Assembly? The last time I checked, the Governor does not write state laws - that is a function of the legislative branch. Can Ballentine show a record of accomplishment regarding any of these issues he is now putting forward? I doubt it. He did not do it as a legislator - he will not do it as Governor!

At October 17, 2004 at 10:23 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Patrick Ballantine has sponsored and co-sponsored numerous bills. But when one is in the minority, 99.9% of them get squashed by the Democratic controlled majority. That is not to say, however, that Ballantine's ideas have not become law.

The Democrats in the legislature have co-opted many of Ballantine's ideas that they squashed.

Let's take a look at Mike Easley's record:
- raided trust funds
- raised taxes three years in a row
- raided millions from local governments
- in bed with the video poker industry
- uses the state helicopter for personal business
- rarely makes public appearance (except when campaigning) every four years.
- lost our AAA bond rating

How long can one of these posts go?

The choice is clear, we can re-elect the same-o same-o with all of his failed, negative ideas and a good-ole boy system laced with scandal. Or we can elect a new generation of conservative leadership. Patrick Ballantine is clearly the positive answer to four years of negativity.


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