Taxes (page 213)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online that tax policies play a key role in North Carolina’s No. 23 ranking for economic competitiveness from the American Legislative Exchange Council. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the important role of free markets.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2012
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    New at CJO: National Taxpayers Union assigns four Fs to members of the Tar Heel congressional delegation

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the National Taxpayers Union’s latest report card for members of the North Carolina congressional delegation.
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2012
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    Beyond the Buffett Rule bloviation

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek offers this assessment of President Obama’s Buffett Rule: President Obama’s sales pitch for the so-called Buffett Rule is simple: It’s only fair that those who make more than $1 million a year should pay a higher tax rate than middle-class…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2012
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    Tax ignorance on display?

    There’s really no need for a question mark in this case, since TIME‘s Bill Saporito displays a complete lack of understanding of the Tax Foundation’s Tax Freedom Day: I tend to look at Tax Freedom Day from a different perspective. To me, it’s Tax…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2012
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    Ferg on WBT in Charlotte: The role of taxation now and in the future

    On Sunday, Bobby DeMuro of WBT Radio (pictured) invited me on his show, and I was pleased to speak with him from Quito, Ecuador. We addressed the following questions: When may taxation be justified? How is taxation destructive to the economy? How can libertarians not support government welfare? What…
    Fergus Hodgson, April 16, 2012
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    Krauthammer examines ‘Buffett rule baloney’

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest National Review Online column dissects the facts, rather than the rhetoric, associated with President Obama’s so-called “Buffett rule” for imposing a minimum 30 percent effective tax rate on millionaires. Okay. Let’s do the math. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates this new tax…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Fergus Hodgson about the steps North Carolina should take to repay the federal government $2.8 billion borrowed to fund unemployment benefits. Michael Sanera’s guest Daily Journal responds to the closing of Raleigh’s city-subsidized Mint…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2012
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    Happy Tax Freedom Day, North Carolina!

    Joseph Henchman of the Tax Foundation offers the case for celebration. The total tax burden borne by residents of different states varies considerably, not only due to differing state tax policies, but also because of the steep progressivity of the federal tax system. This…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2012