Taxes (page 212)

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    Borders explains why you shouldn’t hold your breath waiting for a flat tax

    The latest edition of Max Borders‘ Ideas Matter update tackles the tax code. If you think we could soon have a flat tax, you’re kidding yourself. Do you know how many parasites are nestled in the byzantine recesses of the U.S. tax code? Enough…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that a solar complex at a Robeson County turkey plant is raising concerns about crony capitalism. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that North Carolina does not fare well in international comparisons of global competitiveness.
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass profiles the N.C. House District 16 Republican primary for Carolina Journal Online. John Hood’s Daily Journal outlines his support for the Buffet Rule.
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2012
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    In case you missed him …

    John Hood explained his opposition to targeted tax incentives during an appearance on News 14 Carolina’s “Capital Tonight“:…
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2012
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    National Review on Buffett Rule baloney

    The latest National Review includes this brief synopsis of President Obama’s Buffett Rule: President Obama has reiterated his call for a tax hike based on the so-called Buffett Rule, which relies on an oft-repeated and ofte-debunked falsehood: that wealthy Americans pay lower tax rates than members…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2012
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    Tax Foundation expert offers ideas about congressional involvement in state tax policy

    The Tax Foundation’s Joseph Henchman spent some time on Capitol Hill this week offering the U.S. Senate Finance Committee some ideas about Washington’s proper role in state tax policy: Most of the time, Congress should let the states do their thing, even if it’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2012
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    Williams explores the numbers behind Tax Freedom Day

    The Tax Foundation tells us American taxpayers reached Tax Freedom Day April 17. The concept is that if you had to work to pay your tax bills before spending money on anything else — food, shelter, clothing, luxuries — you would have worked from January 1 through April 17 to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As former Easley adviser Ruffin Poole serves the remaining portion of his criminal sentence in a halfway house, Rick Henderson recounts key elements of the Poole case for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato discusses his proposal to replace North Carolina’s income tax with a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2012