One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

1/25/14

The Rino's John Hammer Carrying Roy Carroll's GPAC position, and the local Republican establishment

"City Councilmember Tony Wilkins – as the most conservative member of the Greensboro City Council – is high on my list. However, his recent motion to prohibit the City Council from using property tax dollars for the construction or operation of the performing arts center is poor legislation...

...The same council or a future council can undo what this council has done.

So if Wilkins’ motion had received five votes and passed, it would mean no more about how the performing arts center would be funded than when it received four votes.

John Hammer would most likely not have written this
before the paper was owned by Roy Carroll.

Then Wilkins doubled down by saying that he thought a referendum on the topic would be good. Also a bad idea. Referendums are just about the worst way to govern. If we want to govern by referendum let’s get rid of the Greensboro City Council and just have a big town hall meeting every year where the people vote on everything.

John Hammer would most likely not have written this
before the paper was owned by Roy Carroll.

North Carolina is restrictive on referendums. The idea is to have a representative government where we elect people to make those decisions for us. It doesn’t make much sense to have a representative government and then have referendums on all the big issues.

And if something happens and not enough money is raised to build the performing arts center, the city has to have the option of using other revenue. It would be absurd to halt construction on a $65 million project because the revenue projections were off by $500,000 or so."

John "Sold Soul" Hammer
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"if something happens", which it probably will, including operating losses, the absurdity is the extent Mr. Hammer's head is lodged into his boss's rectum.

Total sell out this is.

John is not a fiscal conservative anymore, if he ever was.

John has betrayed his base.

The Rhino is Roy Carroll's message machine and nothing more at this point.

The Rhino is allowed to criticize Project Haystack, but has made no mention of the Downtown Hotel Project for months, incentives for which Roy Carroll will want the city to match.

So $2 million taxpayer dollars for Randall Kaplan's hotel will mean $2 million for Roy Carroll.

Otherwise, why wouldn't the "conservative" Rhino write about the deal?

Meanwhile, Roy has apparently been schmoozing with City Council members at local high end restaurants, not unlike the way the former governor of Virginia got played by some of his "supporters."

The Rhino Times has lost any credibility relative to Roy Carroll's objectives that line his pockets with everyone else's money.

Meanwhile, the Rhino's new Greensboro reporter appears to have been restricted in what can be reported about the city.

This is no different than what Roger Ailes did to Fox News, or what NBC did at MSNBC.

Quite the disservice to Greensboro's residents.

Playing readers for chumps is no way to run a "news" paper.

Trying to trash the only involved Republican on Greensboro's City Council for Roy, means John isn't much of a Republican anymore, or is this what Republican's stand for now?

If the local Republican party doesn't stand up for Tony, maybe John's actions do represent what the local Republican establishment stands for.

I suppose now its common knowledge that Hammer is towing Roy's line, its also time to see what the local conservative base has to say, as not much has been said so far.

2 comments:

W.E. Heasley said...

“However, his recent motion to prohibit the City Council from using property tax dollars for the construction or operation of the performing arts center is poor legislation…”

-Translation through the use of public choice theory -

However, using property tax dollars for the construction or operation of any collective action project, when such action supports one’s own self-interest, is good legislation…”


Hence if one focuses upon the “seen” and how the seen benefits one group by discarding the effect on all other groups, one ends with self-interested legislation, as one either is part of the focused group or supports the focused group and consequently opposes all other groups.

Funny how collective action, the supposed beneficence of and to all, ends as focused benefit to the few at the dispersed price to all.

Anonymous said...

Hammer. Poor, poor, Hammer. Yes, he has been compromised. Previously, he supported a referendum on Amendment One, for the baseball stadium and for the aquatics center. Now that his boss has him by the ball, eh, not so much.