Nothing fancy here, but if these steps are taken it will pay off in the long run.
- Run a candidate in every election. You can’t win if you don’t run. Obviously, good candidates are the goal. Not so good candidates are OK. Bad candidates are not good at all. The point is to show that Democrats are competitive, that there is support no matter how small, and hopefully that some can win.
I know it is an uphill battle. If there is an “R” after a name, that candidate will get the most votes in Lincoln County. It might be slim pickings this time around, but we are playing a long game by necessity, not choice.
- Have some issues that the party and most if not all candidates support. For example, if incorporation in eastern Lincoln County is widely supported there, we should support it. After all, how can it hurt those in the center or western parts of the county?
- How about getting the State Legislature out of county business. They want to change the years that cities an municipalities can hold elections. Why? They say to save money, but it is to schedule elections to times when it is more likely that Republican will win. Now, we shouldn’t tell people that. We should tell them that we don’t need someone in Raleigh from Murphy or Manteo telling Lincoln County when to have their elections. Legislative Over Reach.
- Why are Jason Saine and David Curtis pushing for sweet heart legislation for Charter Schools? Is it because they are starting one themselves?
- Why do Jason Saine and David Curtis want to keep the tax deduction when you buy a yacht?
- Why did Jason Saine get 52 weeks of unemployment compensation, yet in one of his first votes supported cutting it to 20 weeks?
- Does Jason Saine need $19,000 worth of clothes? He thinks so. He spent that from his campaign contributions. He said it was because he was fat and hard to fit. Me too, but I probably haven’t spent that much in my life.
- Why do our elected representatives think it is necessary for you to pay sales tax on oil changes, sports and concert
tickets, heating and air conditioning service, hair cuts, and accounting fees? All of these things are making your taxes go up while they brag about cutting the corporate tax rate.
They will tell you that corporations don’t pay taxes, they pass them on to consumers. If that is true, that they don’t pay them anyway, why do they need to cut them.
- Saine and Curtis like to tell us what a great job they have done creating a surplus in the State budget. Then why do they need to take State retirement away from new employees. They have the money. How about giving hem a raise, too.
These are just a few things. I’m sure many of you can think up more and better campaign issues. When you do, post them here. I know many people would like to hear them.
Then pick a few and run with them.