Monday, August 1, 2011


"Last month, [North Carolina's] public sector shed 10,200 jobs statewide.

Should we continue to reelect the same under performing leadership?

Didn't Greensboro give out raises this fiscal year?

In Greensboro..., last month’s jobless rate hit 10.8 percent,
equal to the rate a year earlier and up from 9.9 percent in January.

So what did our leaders do?

Borrow as much money as possible
to buy votes
to retain power?

...unemployment rates rose in 91 of the state’s 100 counties.

...68 counties had rates of 10 percent or higher compared with 56 in May.

So what did our leaders do?

Doubled what we owe
so our political and elite class could live off everyone else's lower incomes?

...Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area,
which includes Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties
...had more unemployed people in June (39,307) than it had in January (38,437).

Why would Greensboro reduce the police department budget
more than $2.6 million over two years
to pay principal and interest for a swimming pool ect...
for the benefit of the few
who fund large percentages of our political campaigns?

Since the start of the recession in 2007, North Carolina has lost 301,100 jobs,
or 7.2 percent of its employment base,
and has seen its unadjusted jobless rate jump from 4.7 percent to 10.4 percent.

Are most of the political promises about jobs we're hearing
from Greensboro City Council candidates
complete bullsiht?

In June, only 55.8 percent of working-age Tar Heels had jobs
compared to 62.4 percent in December 2007.


Are some of Greensboro's elected leadership,
of which some appear to have been “purchased” by entrenched special interests
through campaign donations funneled tthrough "media outlets"
like the Rhino Times
via political and business advertising
supporting “chosen” for-profit businesses
in exchange for continued political power
at the expense of most of Greensboro and Guilford County residents?

Are some coming to realize that what could be an oligarchy
of a majority of Greensboro’s elected & past political leadership,
some elite business interests and news executives
have set upon the course of transferring wealth
out of the hands of taxpayers and small businesses to a select chosen few,
while the overwhelming majority of the population remains unaware?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's waste another $8-10 mil per year by not utilizing the White Street landfill.