Taxes

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    National Review columnist questions latest GOP tax plan

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online is no fan of congressional Republicans’ latest tax proposal. Republicans want to cut taxes by $1.5 trillion — while the government already is running a deficit — and they propose to offset those cuts with wishful thinking. In control of both houses…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017
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    Tentative deal on federal tax cut

    Charles Fain Lehman reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a potential deal involving federal tax relief. Senate Republicans announced Tuesday that they have struck a tentative deal for sweeping tax reform, with tax cuts totaling $1.5 trillion over 10 years. Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) informed reporters…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding the merged operations of two N.C. health care giants. The Daily Journal questions progressives’ nostalgia for a progressive N.C. income tax.
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2017
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    Columnists: Federal Tax Cuts Would Spur More Women Entrepreneurs

    Interesting labor force data from Carrie Lukas  of the Independent Women’s Forum and Elaine Parker of the Job Creators Network Foundation. Writing at thehill.com, the two authors make the case for federal tax cuts/reform and its impact on women. Encouraging more women to join the workforce would have huge economic impacts.
    Donna Martinez, September 13, 2017
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    Tonight: Guilford County Commissioners Vote On Taxpayer Funding For High Point Ballpark

    Julie Tisdale provides this background and guidance on tonight’s vote in Guilford County. Guilford County Commissioners will vote tonight on a package to finance a downtown ballpark facility in High Point and commit increased tax revenues to the project for the next twenty years.  While the project…
    Donna Martinez, September 7, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If a politically active corporate CEO hurts his company’s bottom line, shareholders might have to turn to the courts to make up for their losses. It’s an idea Jon Pritchett espouses in a recent Wall Street Journal column. Pritchett explains his proposal in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2017
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    Trump’s approach to tax reform

    Joseph Lawler of the Washington Examiner reports on the president’s tax reform proposals. President Trump will cast the Republican tax reform effort as a boon to the middle class. … … The details of tax legislation will be left up to Republicans on Congress’ tax-writing committees. Lawmakers such…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2017
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    Lots of Americans prefer a fine to Obamacare

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the latest number of Americans who opt to pay their way out of buying health insurance tied to the Affordable Care Act. Four million Americans paid $2.8 billion in Obamacare penalties for not having health insurance on target year 2016…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2017