Taxes (page 211)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Would limited UNC system enrollment, more reliance on community colleges, and differential tuition help North Carolina’s system of higher education? Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy addresses that question during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Fergus Hodgson offers libertarian ideas about tax…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2012
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    Fed Ex’s Fred Smith on corporate tax rates

    The Fortune 500 issue of Fortune magazine includes an extended interview with Fred Smith, whose Fed Ex ranks No. 70 on the list. Among the topics of conversation is the federal corporate income tax rate: If you could wave your magic wand, what would you do…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2012
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    New at CJO: Perdue’s budget focuses on sales tax hike, education funding increase

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Beverly Perdue’s last state budget proposal and the reaction from lawmakers and fiscal analysts.
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2012
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    Will offers a lesson in the unintended consequences of taxation

    George Will‘s latest column attempts to push back the frontier of ignorance surrounding the impact of new taxes. In 2010 … Congress, ravenous for revenues to fund Obamacare, included in the legislation a 2.3 percent tax on gross revenues — which generally amounts to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2012
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    Forbes chats with Bush about taxes

    The latest issue of Forbes features Steve Forbes‘ conversation with former President George W. Bush about topics including taxes. Let me start by asking about taxes. Cutting tax rates worked for Coolidge in the 1920s, Kennedy in the 1960s, Reagan in the 1980s and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2012
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    Re: Perdue pitches plan to raise taxes “for the children”

    Terry, in response to your post, a spokesman for the children of the future addressed the governor and reiterated the group’s position:   You wanna make a decision for my future? Then listen closely: CUT TAXES! SHEESH!…
    Jon Sanders, May 9, 2012
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    Perdue pitches plan to raise taxes “for the children”

    Tomorrow, Governor Bev Perdue will present a proposed budget that raises the state sales tax by three-quarters of a cent. She proposes using the revenue generated from the tax increase to boost education spending by about $800 million.  This would include a $650 million increase for public schools, an…
    Terry Stoops, May 9, 2012
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    Another reason to like Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs was no conservative, but Thomas G. Donlan‘s latest Barron’s column notes that the genius behind Apple understood the impact of high tax rates on his efforts to create “insanely great” products. Donlan describes Apple’s efforts to save shareholders and customers “billions of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2012