Once again, both sides are at fault on the HB2 mess that just cost North Carolina a couple thousand more jobs
"...Somebody in the General Assembly – it’s not clear who – noticed that Charlotte City Council had failed to repeal the entire ordinance that prompted HB2.
On Monday, council members repealed the changes related to public accommodations. That removed the controversial bathroom and locker room provisions. They believed that would satisfy the legislature.
But Tuesday, lawmakers noticed the discrepancy.
Alarmed the deal would fall through, City Council met again Wednesday morning and repealed all of the February ordinance. Council members also repealed a provision that would have restored their ordinances if the legislature didn’t repeal HB2 by Dec. 31.
Sen. Jeff Tarte, a Cornelius Republican, pointed to Durham city councilman Charlie Reece, who had tweeted that repeal would mean cities “will be able to take actions currently prohibited by HB2 to prevent discrimination” and that “Durham will stand with our trans brothers and sisters and … against discrimination and bigotry in all forms.”
"...The Senate GOP leader said he crafted a bill that would repeal the ordinance but impose a six-month cooling-off period during which all the interests could discuss the best way forward to address concerns about discrimination.
As word of that plan spread, Cooper contacted Senate Democrats and urged them to stick with the repeal-only deal, Cooper has acknowledged..."
Both sides to blame in HB2 repeal’s failure
"Republican and Democratic senators blame each other...
As far as we can tell, they’re both right.
...Senators on the left and right couldn’t agree on much, but they joined forces to obstruct a GOP-backed measure that would have taken House Bill 2 off the books.
Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, introduced legislation to repeal HB2 and set a six-month moratorium on cities and counties passing nondiscrimination ordinances or public accommodation rules like the one HB2 was enacted to invalidate.
When Democrats balked at the cooling-off period...
...Gov.-elect Roy Cooper and other Democrats equated the cooling-off period to a poison pill. They accused Berger of moving the goalposts after agreeing to repeal HB2 if Charlotte rescinded its ordinance...
The “six-month cooling-off period” in a bill introduced by Republican Sen. Phil Berger late Wednesday afternoon, however, was not part of the deal.
...Berger argued that a continued ban on local municipalities passing certain measures is needed because Democrats and LGBT rights activists “have been saying as soon as HB2 is repealed they will work with other local governments [to pass new ordinances].”
More lost jobs for North Carolina; "Deal to repeal NC bathroom law falls apart"
By financially supporting John Faircloth after HB2 on March 23, 2016, Robbie Perkins put hatred and bigotry before economic growth
How much is this going to cost North Carolina?; "NBA pulls All-Star Game from NC citing HB2"
Post HB2 North Carolina state level campaign finance reports are flowing in
These folks, along with some down in Charlotte
cost North Carolinians thousands of jobs
along with those who funded them after March 23, 2016;
Tuesday, April 26, 2016; A few questions for the City of Charlotte concerning HB2
Art Pope and other funders of HB2 legislators cry uncle
Dear Triad City Beat's Eric Ginsburg
Roy Carroll, John Hammer, Jon Hardister, John Faircloth, John Blust and Trudy Wade confirm they are bigots
The saddest part of this whole affair other than lost jobs is the News and Record and other 'mainstream paper's overtly purposeful inability to call out those business leaders supporting the economic decimation of our state. Roy Carroll and other funders of these elected officials are advocating bigotry, discrimination and fewer worker rights in North Carolina, and the news industry isn't pointing out who the real villains actually are behind the curtain.
Consumers who could be objecting with their wallets are being prevented from the opportunity to do so. Marty Kotis just hosted a John Blust fundraiser at one of his restaurants. He supports Phil Berger and the rest of our local delegation. He serves on the UNC Board of Directors as an R. Marty supports HB2 and is going to make more money from it by being able to fire pregnant women etc... and no one seems to want to point it out.
Proof Marty Kotis is all in on hate and bigotry in North Carolina
Back story on HB2, explaining how Pat McCrory fell on his own sword provided by Phil Berger and friends
Pat McCrory tried to use hate and corporate wishes to get reelected
to the detriment of North Carolina's work force protections
Phil Berger, Paul Stam, Chad Barefoot, Trudy Wade, John Faircloth,
Jon Hardister, John Blust, Roy Carroll, Marty Kotis and friends
were on board with the strategy of using hate and screwing poor, old etc... workers
to get themselves and Pat McCrory reelected
and Roy and Marty's employment costs to fall, thereby increasing their profits,
and Tony Wilkins is okay with it
"Governor Pat McCrory’s Executive Order 93 doesn’t fix or even put a band aid on HB 2." Meaning Pat McCrory lied to the public on March 25, 2016
This is what Blust, Faircloth, Berger, Hardister and Wade voted for;
On the possible motives to have voted for and/or signed HB2 into North Carolina law
Maybe McCrory is using it as a job creation initiative for slave like labor jobs.
Bring back some of the slave jobs from China to North Carolina's factory owners who fund him.
Duke Power/Energy probably wouldn't mind making more money from more profitable businesses
who don't have to pay more for labor than absolutely necessary.
North Carolina may become an abusive employer magnet if the issue is affirmed by the election.
I suppose congratulations will be in order.
Hb2 will be good for fields of work exploiting women.
Good for business owners who like relations with the help.
Easier to fire pregnant women who slow down productivity.
McCrory's healthcare industry donors would make more money
from more poor, uneducated low paid workers paying more out of pocket for healthcare
from parasitic doctors and insurance companies.
Bank of America is saying they oppose the legislation
without asking for their Pat McCrory PAC and other donations back,
meaning they are actually for it, while keeping up appearances.
Maybe they get an automobile manufacturer now that they dissolved North Carolina's employment law risks.
Big money won't have to pay maternity care leave and save on insurance costs
by firing pregnant women without cause before birth.
It's the American way.
HB2; Pat McCrory, Phil Berger, Jon Hardister, John Faircloth, John Blust and Trudy Wade appear to be psychopaths
"They are elected officials who wreaked havoc on innocent lives by uncaring, unfeeling, selfish, irresponsible, parasitic psychopaths who lie to their constituents, trade political favors for campaign contributions, turn a blind eye to the wishes of the electorate, cheat taxpayers out of hard-earned dollars, favor the corporate elite and spare little thought for the impact of their thoughtless actions and hastily passed legislation might have on defenseless citizens.
Bigots; North Carolina State Senators Trudy Wade and Phil Berger; Bigots; NC Representatives John Blust, Jon Hardister and John Faircloth
Did North Carolina HB2 just get rid of Greensboro's MWBE program?