Economy (page 6)

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    State carbon tax proposal exposes progressives’ cognitive dissonance

    A bill sponsored by Sen. Wiley Nickel (D-Wake) would levy a tax on “any carbon-based fuel product sold, used, or entered into the State.” Fortunately, the bill isn’t expected to go anywhere this session. The “carbon tax” bill is designed to punish the use of greenhouse…
    Brian Balfour, April 9, 2021
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    Do the wealthy really not pay their ‘fair share’ of federal taxes?

    The Tax Foundation is a great resource for factual data on who pays federal taxes — and who doesn’t. Be armed with the facts when you hear progressive Democrats such as our president call for tax hikes on higher earners because they don’t ‘pay their fair share.’ Let’s have…
    Donna Martinez, April 9, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online that the General Assembly is considering adding right-to-work protections to the N.C. Constitution. One CJ Opinion piece explains how the N.C. Senate’s proposed income tax cut would benefit everyone, especially those at the lower end of the income scale. Ray Nothstine’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021
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    Unions like Biden’s infrastructure plan

    Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon reports on labor unions’ response to the president’s bloated infrastructure package. President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposal includes a major union handout that would overhaul labor law in the United States. The White House released a fact sheet Wednesday detailing Biden’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending April 5

    All things considered, about 99.8% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone — a virus most had never had and the rest had recovered from.
    Jon Sanders, April 6, 2021
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    Coke, baseball, and disturbing changes in America

    Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker ponders disturbing changes in two staples of American life. Until very recently, it would have been hard to imagine anything more iconic of American life than Coca Cola and baseball. Today both remind me of Benito Mussolini’s corporatist – aka, fascist —…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2021
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    Biden’s green energy plans raise questions for union allies

    Rebecca Rainey and Eric Wolff write at Politico about concerns from one of President Biden’s traditional allies. President Joe Biden touted his $2 trillion infrastructure plan as a “once-in-a-generation” effort to tackle climate change while creating millions of “good paying jobs.” Some unions warn that it may ultimately…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending March 29, plus a discussion of herd immunity

    All things considered, about 99.8% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone — a virus most had never had and the rest had recovered from. New research suggests immunity from infections and the vaccine is immediate and long-lasting.
    Jon Sanders, March 30, 2021