Taxes (page 214)

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    Kudlow pans the president’s tax policy

    Lawrence Kudlow muses in his latest column about President Obama’s perplexing approach to tax policy: The Obama strategy is simple: Tax the rich, because they don’t pay enough. The problem is that they do pay enough. According to the Tax Foundation, Americans…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2012
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    Time to consider Roy’s corporate tax idea

    The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” offers the following observation about the Tax Foundation’s latest State Business Tax Climate Index: Wyoming has the best state tax business climate in the country, according to the Tax Foundation’s new 2012 State Business Tax Climate Index. The rest…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2012
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    New at CJO: North Carolina’s business tax climate still ranks low

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Tax Foundation’s latest State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks North Carolina No. 44 in the country.
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2012
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    Misinformation courtesy of Tom Oxholm and Brenda Berg

    For being the chief financial officer of Wake Stone Corp, Tom Oxholm should know better than to just make up financial statistics.  Oxholm and businesswoman Brenda Berg complain about the lack of education funding in an op-ed published in the News & Observer today.  They ask the following rhetorical…
    Terry Stoops, January 27, 2012
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    My letter to German Life Magazine

    Dear German Life Editor, Your article about solar and wind energy in Germany (February/March 2012) misinforms your readers because it leaves out important information. Like the United States, the German government is forcing taxpayers and electricity ratepayers to subsidize this industry. Der Spiegel recently reported that solar subsidies have topped…
    Michael Sanera, January 25, 2012
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    Re: Tax Foundation No. 44 ranking

    North Carolina’s rankings in individual tax categories: Corporate tax – No. 29 Individual income tax – No. 43 Sales tax – No. 47 Unemployment insurance tax – No. 7 Property tax – No. 35 Here’s what the report says about North Carolina, which improved from No. 46 in the previous…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012
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    North Carolina creeps in at No. 44 in the Tax Foundation’s annual State Business Tax Climate Index

    North Carolina ranks No. 44 in the Tax Foundation’s 2012 State Business Tax Climate Index. Note in the graphic below that North Carolina gets the lowest ranking of any Southeastern state.
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012
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    Borders highlights the role of free-market principles in boosting Estonia

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update features a discussion of the policies that fueld Estonia’s post-communist boom: An economy in ruins. The young prime minister was facing unbelievable odds. Mart Laar knew little about economics. He turned to one book: Free To Choose, the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012