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NAACP protesting budget proposal

By Ginger Livingston

The Daily Reflector

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Black legislators and the state president of the NAACP on Saturday urged Greenville residents to join an upcoming protest of the state budget inside the General Assembly.

“When we look at the budget and bills coming out of the General Assembly it's clear that the General Assembly has been taken over by extremists,” said the Rev. William Barber II, NAACP state chapter president.

Declaring that citizens have to fight back, the NAACP is sponsoring a rally at 4 p.m. on May 24 in the General Assembly auditorium to show legislators that North Carolinians want to move forward.

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Rev. Barber is of course correct in his assessment of the NC state legislatures actions. The tin foil hat Tea Baggers have indeed captured the Republican party for the most part and seem to be enjoying their "fun time" at playing politics. Let's wait and see what further developments as the Tea Bagger legislature moves forward with their agenda.


Robert Gibbs declined to answer repeated questions about Obama's use of the offensive term, "teabagger" to refer to Tea Party activists, as reported in Jonathan Alter's new book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One."

The Reverend Barber is upset

The Reverend Barber is upset about the wrong things. Let me share some advice with him:     Ask the State Legislature to get rid of food stamps!     I'd get rid of Food stamps: no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away.  If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.      Put me in charge of Medicaid.      The first thing I'd do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations.  Then, we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine and document all tattoos and piercings.  If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, smoke or get tats and piercings, then get a job.      Put me in charge of government housing.      Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair.  Your "home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried..  If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.      In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a "government" job.  It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you.  We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the "common good."      Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary.  If you want our money, accept our rules.  Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin their "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.      If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices.  The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices. Perhaps, just perhaps, it is time for our NAACP president to start talking to his members about individual responsibility AND NOT the public dole.

Amen Brother!

I want to shake your hand. Finally someone who really tells it like it is. I couldnt have said it better.

Rev Barber is upset

OK Boss, sounds like you the man to get this done ! You gonna do all this on a voluntary basis or do you expect to get paid real money ?

Drop out prevention program?

Back when I was in grade school, my parents belt was my drop out prevention! I had better not even mention the thought of dropping out of school. Let the children who want to drop out do their thing so my child can do his. Plus, it will make more room for the children who want to learn and excel. Parents/parent should be the drop out prevention!

Are all Reverends liars

Are all Reverends liars or is it just those with the NAACP. “Tea Party extremists seized the Republican Party and declared war on African-Americans, poor people and other minorities,” The tea party declared war on spending. If that hits as he claims the minorities the hardest then they should look for ways to get off govt assistance.

Quote:“When we look at the

“When we look at the budget and bills coming out of the General Assembly it's clear that the General Assembly has been taken over by extremists,”.....
I think we should replace the word "extremists" with the word "realists." Since when has living within your means been considered extremist?

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Bless your heart
Bless your heart