Beaufort County's Commissioners Wrap Up Their Record Increase for Fiscal Budget 2022 /2023 | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Commissioners Stan Deatherage and Hood Richardson continued their push until the bittered end to return 10% of the People's money back to Beaufort County's taxpayers for Fiscal 2022 /2023; instead, the 5 to 2 majority of Beufort County's Commissioners increased spending for 2022 /2023 by 5.6 million dollars.

An archive of this governing process for fiscal 2022 /2023 can be found here.

    Beaufort County's Commissioners wrapped up the people's budget after a feigned attempt at some deliberations; none, however, were intended to be constructive by the majority (Commissioners: Waters, "R"; Rebholz, "R"; Walker, "R"; Langley, D; Booth, D) ruling here in Beaufort County. This has become the practiced process, where the customary path of this bipatisan governing majority appears to never show concern with the frugal allocation of the People's wealth, and where, ultimately, in an anticipated hyper rush to finish by the due date of June 30th, they passed a poorly considered fiscal plan on June 6, 2022 to divest the taxpayers of their reallocated tax payed funds; routing much of it through Beaufort County's government, most of it spent poorly.

    Conservative Commissioners Hood Richardson and Stan Deatherage were powerless to put the brakes on this runaway spending train by this board of commissioners that ironically is constituted by a 5 to 2 Republican majority. The 3 so-called republicans that voted in the affirmative majority, with the 2 majority Democratic Socialist commissioners, all have a strong similarity in juxtaposition with the two Conservatives - Commissioners Stan Deatherage and Hood Richardson - who are both long time residents of Beaufort County, and long term Republicans in excellent standing. These other 3 "Republicans" in this self professed "progressive" majority, who are proven to spend other people's money like "drunken sailors" (my sincere apologies to drunken sailors), have all either not lived in Beaufort County very long, or have been registered Republicans for an even shorter duration (switching from Democrat to Republican only to run for this desired office).

    In the last nearly two decades, this switching of political party to run as a Republican, a party that had elected only one Republican in modern history before Stan Deatherage was successfully elected in 1994 (serving now nearly 22 years), and Hood Richardson in 1996 (serving now nearly 26 years), has obviously become a popular new strategy for many politicians seeking the current easiest path to achieve an obvious life long goal, or emotional need ... to get elected to something important. These governing interlopers may possess some occasional affinity toward a few elected Republicans, which must coincide with their long held desire to one day become one; however, serving successfully, and respectably in office is kind of like playing varsity football; not everyone makes the team, and fewer still the first string; those that are depended upon to win the game. Outside of Commissioner Hood Richardson in this metaphor, I would not want any of these so-called Republicans in any huddle with me, where all should have but one unified focus - to win one for the Conservative cause, a reasoned way to honestly govern the People best, and least.

    Over the next short while, I intend to dig in deep on this poorly orchestrated budget as passed, where the majority of Beaufort County's Commissioners determinedly let the taxpayers down, possibly even some of their constituents have been intentionally deceived. With BCN being a First Amendment publication, it is might sworn duty to present the truth (much of it in segmented videos), so please stay tuned to Beaufort County NOW, and we shall see where the truth leads us all.

The Beaufort County Commissioners, by a vote of 5 to 2, commit to an unprecedented spending increase of your money: Below, segmented as per subject - the record of that vote to mightily raise spending with discussion.

Should Beaufort County's Commissioners fund more projects, while adding to the county government work force, or, should these servants to the People work to cut wasteful spending, and give the taxpayers of Beaufort County a break on taxes, possibly starting a new purpose for their existence?
  Yes, please spend more; so much needs to be done in Beaufort County, and we need more government employees doing it.
  No, please work to be frugal; more mindful that this is the public's money, and return to taxpayers what is not absolutely needed.
  Why should I pay attention to stuff?
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( June 11th, 2022 @ 6:29 pm )
Well said CT, and thanks for the true words regarding the Beaufort County swamp.

I have been in politics and governing for about 30 years, and I have never seen it this corrupt, or the players so obviously stupid, and still getting away with it ... so far.

The real truth is a tough adversary to run from, and we are readying ourselves here to unleash a whole bunch of it as time permits.
( June 11th, 2022 @ 5:44 pm )
What arrogant idiots the progressives running our county government are. Citizens are suffering from massive inflation with skyrocketing gas and food prices, and instead of the tax cut our commissioners could and should have given us, they pile on even more spending which will be certain to raise our taxes next year, when we will probably be in a deep recession if not worse. Most of this spending was for unnecessary fluff like the $95,000 director of communications. While our population has shrunk by 3,000 people according to the census, our governing progressives have added MORE county employees. This is an outrage.

Progressives range from the fake "Republican" Frankie Waters, who was an active Democrat until just before he filed to run as a "Republican" for commissioner, and then has functioned as a Democrat since he has been on the commission, to admitted Democrats like Ed Booth and Jerry Langley. They are all the same, the Democrat progressives and the Fifth Column "Republican" progressives. Frankie Waters is the Mitt Romney of Beaufort Countyu.

I used to respect Randy Walker, but after he was publicly attacked by Frankie Waters at the Beaufort GOP candidate forum, even though he is not on the ballot this year, he has cowardly caved in to Frankie Waters on this spendthrift budget. Maybe Randy saw the "cancel culture" jihad that Frankie Waters unleashed to try to destroy Stan Deatherage's small business, and had concerns Frankie might target him too.

Our Beaufort County government is the same sort of swamp we have in Washington, DC, just on a smaller scale. To drain the swamp, the most urgent task is to defeat Frankie Waters, the most vile snake in the swamp.
( June 11th, 2022 @ 2:57 pm )
The self professed "progressives" are in control of Beaufort County's Commissioners, and the governing of all of Beaufort County's tax payers.

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