Making Government More Efficient or More Socialist?

Thom Tillis is proposing a cap of 10 public bills on the members of the North Carolina’s Representative for each session as outlined in the following article:

Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives will be allowed to introduce no more than 10 “public” bills each this session. House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, proposed the cap with the intention of making government more efficient, but at least one of his fellow Republicans is concerned. In an interview last week with Carolina Journal, Tillis said the cap would force members to communicate, collaborate, and eliminate bill duplication.

Freshman Rep. Glen Bradley, R-Franklin, had eight public bills drafted before the session began. He expects he’ll come up with more than two others before it’s over.

The General Assembly distinguishes between “public” bills — legislation that would affect more than 15 counties — and “local” bills, which would not. The 10-bill limit, adopted by the House last week in its


I have been told that this is an effort to prevent Democrat legislators from introducing bills that are designed to slow down the system and hinder Republican efforts to pass legislation. I have several questions for Mr. Tillis:

1. Are you trying to limit Rep. Bradley’s enthusiasm for reducing the Federal government’s intrusion into our state’s affairs?

2. Do you have any actual evidence of a Democrat plan to impact legislation in the General Assembly?

3. If this is a valid tactic to stop another party’s agenda, I have to ask where the Republican Party has been for the past 140 years in this state?

Why should the production of anyone should be limited in a free market society? This “rule” seems to be part of a Socialist government rather than a Capitalist one.

David DeGerolamo

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