Today’s show is another fast-paced ride starting with Chad admitting he had to pay a substantial fee for not paying his 88¢ toll on-time. Then, Chad breaks news again by revealing $500,000 in grants that are going to the Tryon Equestrian International Center from the Department of Commerce. This wouldn’t be a big deal, but the former Secretary of Commerce, Sharon Decker, was announced as the newly appointed SVP of Strategic Initiatives at the Center weeks later. Then, Chad gets the latest on all the news that’s worth a link from Carolina Plott Hound Co-founder Paul Chesser. Chad and Paul talk about the budget, the Decker debacle and the lack of excitement over Jeb Bush’s visit to Garner. Paul says, “He’s just another candidate with another tax plan.”
In the second hour, Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky joins Chad to talk about the recently concluded federal trial over the state’s election rules. Hans explains to Chad how, as he says in his article titled, “A Court Smacks Down Obama’s DOJ,” in its telling, the administration pushed a novel legal argument that if a change in election rules might statistically affect blacks more than whites, it constitutes illegal discrimination. Hans and Chad also talk about sanctuary cities and how a bill mentioned by Congressman Walter Jones on this show, Kate’s Law, should be passed by Congress so the President could veto it. It’s a funny and fascinating look at the extreme measures the DOJ has taken to push through their own agenda.
Tomorrow, the little girl that could (and her dad) from Cashiers, NC, Chloe and Josh Crawford and we get another lesson in economics from Vice President for Research and resident scholar with the John Locke Foundation, Dr. Roy Cordato.