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Pantano says it's his turn in Washington

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The battle between Congressman Mike McIntyre and Ilario Pantano is nothing less than red hot. Democrat McIntyre has served seven straight terms, but Pantano says it's time for a real change and he promises to be an Obama buster. Pantano says that since McIntyre took office 14 years ago Southeastern North Carolina has not improved in any way, shape or form.

Pantano is ready for a change.

"When our children and grandchildren are facing a debt twice what it was when he took office, when unemployment here in the 7th District is almost 50,000 people think about your friends and neighbors that don't have jobs," said Pantano.

Aside from the high unemployment numbers, Pantano says that Congressman McIntyre had an opportunity in 1998 to put a lock on the lockbox for the Social Security Trust Fund. McIntyre voted against it.

Pantano says that's a clear sign not to vote for McIntyre.

"The Congress was very interested in raiding that trust fun to spend, to write big checks, to bring back pork and buy votes," said Pantano. "Instead of protecting Social Security and protecting our seniors, the Congress and my opponent have been more interested in buying votes with that money."

Pantano says the Social Security system is broken and the Obama health care plan needs work. He says the first step in fixing up our state and country is getting McIntyre out of office. Pantano says the early voting numbers show people are finally ready for a new face in Washington.

"I've got the endorsements of the voters and I got to tell you the early voting is really showing that this is a record," said Pantano. "We're breaking records and we're leading the state. It's not about us. It's about the men and women that are so energized and want a conservative representative and they're going to make sure their voices are heard this time."

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Pantano had the Iraqis'

Pantano had the Iraqis' handcuffs taken off, told the guy with him to turn around, then pumped the Iraqis full of lead in the back. I don't like Mike, but I'm going to hold my nose and vote for him so we're not represented by a nutcase. This man is crazy and we do not need him. By the way ask Pantano about his name?

Why are you running here

Why is a New Yorker having to run for office in Southeastern North Carolina. Are we that crazy to Elect him. Come on people!!!!!!!!! Vote for Mike. Dont let the North take over the South. Dont let a yankee talk for us. Ask Pantano where his money has come from to run for this office? Some might have come from the south but most of it come from the north. And not North Carolina north as in New York.

Pantano for change=better times

Pantano isnt perfect- nor are republcians-but the alternative this year is worse- reward dem incompetence and arroagnce -or take a chance with republcians- Pantano is consistent and has apasion on issues- he would be a better choice than McIntyre

Mike takes the credit but doesn't do the grants.

In my town we use a grant writing firm to get grants for various projects and needs. The company that writes the grants sends the paperwork to the appropriate government agency for approval. McIntyre has these agencies notify him when a grant is approved. The money is transferred via direct deposit to the town's bank account.

McIntyre makes haste to have a cardboard check made so that he can have his photo taken as if he were responsible for getting the grant approved. In fact, he never knows whether a grant is approved until it goes through the matrix of rules and regulations required before the grant can be approved. He can't stretch the rules. No one can legally stretch or break the rules that govern grants.

I am getting tired of seeing politicians holding a cardboard check in front of the cameras, when in fact, they had no way to pressure the agency responsible for the grant to violate the codes to obtain the money.

Private companies and professioanl grant writers do the proper paperwork, not the congressman. He can't make it happen if the grant is written wrong or outside the law. Yet, he will take the credit for it when in fact, there is absolutely nothing a congressman can do to require a government agency to approve a grant.

I do not care for misleading or distorted publicity by politicians. Mike is not a grant writer. He has more important things on his agenda. He does have the connections to be informed when a grant is approved. Thus, he takes the credit. He can't deliver the goods himself. The grant writer and the approving agency have very strict rules that not even a congressman can violate.

Credit should be given where credit is due. To pose with a large cardboard check is misleading. It is good publicity, though, and most politicians grab every straw that they can reach for to remain in public view. Truth is a rare and often missing commodity among public office seekers.

NO TO OBAMA FAILURES

AS A DEM I AM REVOLTED BY THE ARROGANCE AND INCOMPETENCE OF OBAMA AND MCINTRYRE===THEY HAVE FAILED US ON HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT- BAILOPUTS AND TAXES. HOW SAD THEIR ARROGANCE IN RUINING THE BEST HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD. BUT LET KEEP ON GIVING TO THE LABOR UNIONS OFF OF WHICH MCINTYRE AND OBAMA FEED- THEY ARE MORE INCOMPETENT THAN JIMMY CARTER AND THEY HAVE ALL THE ETHICAL TRAPPIN GS OF JOHN EDWARDS-
AS AN AMERICAN AND DEM I AM DISGUSTED WITH THEM-
VOTE FOR PANTANO AND EVERY OTHER REPUBLICAN YOU CAN-
OR WATCH OUR GREAT COUNTRY GO DOEN THE TUBES

I think the brownies where

I think the brownies where delicious!! OOPS am I on the wrong page? I wonder what some folks would do if they couldn't respond with anonimity to the comments page. Hey look there goes a plane.......That was NICE!!!

lord help us if Pantano isnt elected

Pelosi will be back -along with the "annoited one" in DC.
Marvelous Mike and his merry band of fear and smear dems are changing tunes more often than a disc jockey does. Enough of Dem arrogance and deceit-- if we get Mike-then we get Pelosi(Mike is a liar to say otherwise)--if we get Pelosi and Obie in total control-we get taxes, bailouts and disasters like health care---instead of worrying just about social security and medicare- just wait till after election when dems try for private payor plan too---No my friends Lord help us if we dont kick dems out NOW

Hey Sean is that you??? or

Hey Sean is that you??? or should I say with a name like "straight shooter" Pantano is that you??? Pantano is not the great savior. The only thing your post is good for is promoting the buzz words of FOX news.

This man is such a tool!

This man is such a tool! Lord help us if he is elected.

WHO ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

YOU SENT A COMMENT BUT DID NOT SAY WHO YOU WERE SPEAKING OF??

CRAFTSMAN TOOL!! TIME TO GO TO WORK

WHAT KIND OF TOOL!!! THE ONE THAT WILL HELP US FIX THE PROBLEMS THAT NEED TO BE FIX!!!

VOTE PANTANO!!!!!!

I have you to know Mr.

I have you to know Mr. Pantano that Mike McIntyre has helped Southeastern North Carolina in many ways. If you had been a resident of Southeastern North Carolina you would know this. Mike has worked hard for the people here. You need to tell your story to the people in New York where you come from. What do you know about Southeastern North Carolina? We are good country people and Mike is taking good care of us in Washington DC. Mike has taken care of us like Charlie Rose did. That is because they were from Southeastern North Carolina and not from New York.

tell me how

You say over and over again that Mike has helped southeastern NC. You never gave any proff as to how he has helped us. I have lived in southeastern NC for 53 years, and I know how thigs are here. Mike says Pantano is going to take away our Social Security and put it in the stock market. Do you believe this is true? Mike says Pantano is going to raise our income tax by 23 %, do you believe this is true? On Social Security Pantano wants to take a few percent and invest it in the stock market, that is true, but what Mike doesn't tell you is this is only for people under 50 years old, and he also doesn't tell you the amount invested in the stock market is guaranteed by the government to never fall below 3 % interest no matter how low the stock market may drop. AND when you die, this money is passed on down to your hiers. Does this happen with Social Security, or is 255 dollars all your hiers get? With the income tax, Mike doesn't tell you that when the 23 % income tax comes into play that all other income taxes are dropped. You pay 23 % of what you spend instead of 35 % of what you earn, which would you rather do? Plus you will get a check each month equal to what the tax would be for essentials items needed, and that amount will be determined by the number in your family. Mike has a way of telling you only part of the story and he hopes the ones listening are stupid enough to think that is the whole story. I will NOT vote for Mike.

Just vote for Mr.

Just vote for Mr. Pantano!!!! and don't cash your check from Mike McIntyre!!! SEND IT BACK TO HIM IT's FROM THE 64 MAYORS THAT ARE VOTING FOR HIM. DIRTY MONEY

being an obama buster is not

being an obama buster is not a good thing to be because to begin with the republicans are the ones who inherited big big money loses to cause the economy mess in our country also obama became the president to clean it up but its not working due to bush s congress are still there as congressmen or ladies who s terms are due to be eliminated very soon so u need to work with obama as a new candidate to win or else u will not be there so there fore work as a team than being a buster towards obama. we vote to see everyone work together and not send people up there to be goin 2 different ways and see our govt fall apart within our economy fallin apart then u know what?? usa will be off the globe if congress people dont carry on ur job!!!! good luck pantano!!!!