There is something rather odd here at WECT:
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners plans to “reaffirm” their beliefs and support of the Constitution and laws of the United States and North Carolina.
According to commissioners, a number of emails were sent to the board regarding the recent debate on gun control.
Local citizens have been asking where their elected leaders stand on the issue.
In response to these emails, commissioners will swear that they will support and maintain the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Isn’t it just a bit odd that local AMERICAN elected officials are having to publicly say they will support and maintain the constitution when they’re oath of office already affirms it?
I don’t know exactly, but there’s something here that paints a much darker picture of the rest of NC or the country if this is actually a story.Read full article » No Comments »
Nope, can’t make this up:
A man is in custody Sunday evening after allegedly shooting at a car (while naked) in the 2600 block of McClammy Street at about 3 p.m. on Sunday, said Wilmington Police Lieutenant O.M. Blanton. He went back into the house, returning wearing clothes and a backpack.
So, he came outside in the freezing cold, naked, with a gun, fired some shots at a car, went back inside and put clothes and a backpack on? Just a weird story. McClammy. . . I bet he was!
More often than not, the media tends to hype trendy issues like minimum wage rather than actually looking at the fallout or implications from it. Roy Cordato, head of research at the John Locke Foundation, has an excellent blog post on the matter here. Here is a sampling:
With mandated employer taxes such as those required for Social Security and Medicare, at the current minimum wage wage of $7.25 per hour it costs a potential well employer over $8.00 per hour to hire a new employee. And with mandated health insurance this number will be much higher as of next year. At a $9.00 per hour minimum wage, including all other mandated labor costs, it will probably cost about $12/hour for a minimum wage employee. What this means is that everyone whose skills are such that they cannot produce more than $12.00 per hour worth of productive output will be unable to find work.
Low wages define poverty they do not cause it. Wages, like other prices, reflect underlying realities. In this case the underlying reality being reflected by low wages is that there are many people whose skills are such that they cannot command a higher wage.
Excellent points. . but not points you’ll tend to find in real news print.
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