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Fitzsimon: McCrory's political power

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When Gov. Pat McCrory appointed gerrymandered map drawer and right-wing campaign and propaganda machine funder Art Pope as state budget director, it seemed appropriate to consider McCrory as not only governor, but also the top elected official in the new Pope administration.

That was a mistake and unfair. It’s become obvious in the last couple of weeks that McCrory is not the second most powerful person in Raleigh. He’s third, maybe fourth, definitely behind Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and maybe also less powerful than House Speaker Thom Tillis.

Monday night the Senate voted along party lines to pass legislation that would reject an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and would prohibit the state from setting up its own health exchange under the federal health care law.

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more whinning about the poor

I am so sick and tired of you left leaning democrats whinning about the poor. Did it ever occur to you that they are poor because of bad decision making? Decisions like droppong out of school, having babise out of wedlock, joining gangs, and just being too lazy to make it on thier own? Just once I'd like to see an editorial from the likes of you showing sympathy for the over burdened taxpayer. And if you spent some time reading this law with an open mind and eyes you'd see what a monstrosity this law is. But just kkep your love for Obama blinding you and you will never see the light.

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