Obama Administration Considers Punishing North Carolina Over 'Bathroom Bill'


The Obama administration is considering whether North Carolina’s new law on gay and transgender rights makes the state ineligible for billions of dollars in federal aid for schools, highways and housing, officials said Friday.
Cutting off any federal money — or even simply threatening to do so — would put major new pressure on North Carolina to repeal the law, which eliminated local protections for gay and transgender people and restricted which bathrooms transgender people can use. A loss of federal money could send the state into a budget crisis and jeopardize services that are central to daily life.
Although experts said such a drastic step was unlikely, at least immediately, the administration’s review puts North Carolina on notice that the new law could have financial consequences. Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina had assured residents that the law would not jeopardize federal money for education.

AID? The states send money to the federal government and that government doles it out in the form of what they call aid which is nothing more than getting money back to fund schools and other projects with strings attached.

How about NOT sending them the money and keeping it in state? Sound foolish? Well the real point is the federal government forces states to comply with their wishes which sometimes is in direct opposition to that state’s wishes and rights.

Why should states be told they have to teach common core? Do schools really need a meal planned by Michelle obama while she dines on Patte? Do states need to conform to EPA demands while watching that agency ignore damage they caused?


Like Sam mentioned, they are threatening to stop sending federal aid to the state that the state pays. …? Just keep the money and &%*$'em.


Actually, North Carolina receives more money back from the federal government than it pays out in taxes. This is true for most Republican states. Of the twenty states that receive the biggest ratio of taxes to federal spending, sixteen of them are red states.

Of the ten states that pay more in federal taxes than they receive back, eight of them are blue states.


Which does not negate my point at all. The money has strings tied to it forcing states to comply to get it.


Which is actually more BS from the closet liberal! It’s utter nonsense because it FAILS to count SS and Medicare taxes that retirees in those States have paid for their entire lives. The so-called “federal dollars” going back TO those States INCLUDES SS and Medicare payments, however.


The pinkos always try to misrepresent truth and facts, especially when it comes to “free” government cheese. They do not separate “free” government cheese from money returned to those who have hade their paychecks confiscated for years.



That doesn’t change the balance, as SS and Medicare gets fed right back to you. The imbalance remains.


No it doesn’t, because the feds don’t COUNT SS and Medicare taxes when enumerating taxes PAID, but they DO count the pittances they pay TO retirees when calculating “federal dollars” paid INTO red States–because red States tend to be magnets for retirement because they tend to also be low-tax or NO-tax States. A person who’d paid a mere $80K over a lifetime into SS, had he been allowed to invest it, at compound interest, in a simple passbook savings account, would retire with right at $1,000,000 to draw on in retirement. Virtually NO ONE retires on SS and manages to get back anywhere NEAR $1 million in “benefits.” What happened to that interest that it might have earned elsewhere? It got SPENT by politicians and the bureaucracy on “mohair subsidies” and “tea-tasting boards” and “fact-finding junkets” to the Bahamas.