If it passed, then maybe states could stop wasting money on hysterical ingrate outsiders trying to dictate state policy with what has to be the stupidest extortion attempt ever devised: If you don't do what we say, we won't take your money!
Years ago I wrote about how "They probably expect you don’t know we didn’t have film incentives until 2005." That's still a problem, as illustrated by a recent WRAL piece discussing about the 1984 film "Firestarter" in the context of film incentives.
Although there still is legislation to revert the state's film grant program back to the open-ended and likely unconstitutional refundable film tax incentives program, the state House budget does not make such a change.
As Netflix and Hollywood activists try to dictate their social agenda to NC policymakers, they try to restore the only film incentives program that's worse than the current film production grant program.
Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bipartisan proposal to revive tax credits for N.C. films. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges a wise response to offensive speech on public university campuses.
Restoring the old film tax incentives, however, would not just keep North Carolina heading in the wrong direction. It would loop the seatbelt through the steering wheel and put a cinder block on the gas pedal.
This, I submit, is the same process we see when subsidized professional sports teams start demanding bigger and greater stadiums and when large corporations or industries receiving huge state subsidies start applying political pressures.