Taxes (page 215)

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    New at CJO: Legislative leaders challenge Perdue to sales-tax debate

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about Republican legislative leaders’ challenge to Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue to hold a series of debates about her proposal to raise the state sales tax.
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2012
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    Blaming the ‘Bush tax cuts’

    Those who like the blame the “Bush tax cuts” for America’s economic ills ought to peruse the following blurb from National Review’s print edition: There is a school of thought on the left, exemplified by Paul Krugman, that the “Bush tax cuts” are what is mainly…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2012
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    Romney and $2 Gas Taxes: Does He Agree with His Adviser?

    Mitt Romney has been saying a lot of the right things about global warming and opposing cap and trade legislation.  His record though, as columnist Deroy Murdock points out in the National Review Online, demonstrates a politician that could be described as an alarmist. Now comes a disturbing…
    Daren Bakst, January 23, 2012
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    Romney, the last partician, replaced by a new secular clergy

    This is an interesting article by Joel Kotkin.  He argues that Romney is the last patrician and he is being replaced by the a new power elite more akin to a secular congregation. Like the old patricians, this new group shares a basic ideology. Indeed they can be seen…
    Michael Sanera, January 23, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that former Gov. Mike Easley has conducted financial transactions involving several hundred thousand dollars while refusing to pay most of a $100,000 fine from the N.C. State Baord of Elections. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the best way to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2012
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    A letter to the Iredell County Commissioners

    Dear Iredell County Commissioners: I noticed with great pleasure your courageous 5-0 vote against paying to extent Charlotte’s red line north to Iredell County.  You are exactly correct.  The transit planners and consultants always overestimate the ridership and underestimate the costs.  This fact is shown by the 2002 statistical study…
    Michael Sanera, January 20, 2012
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    JLF’s Fergus Hodgson offers a libertarian take on tax policy

    Fergus Hodgson delivered a libertarian perspective on tax policy today during a presentation to assistant professor John Scott’s class at UNC-Chapel Hill. Click play below to watch 58:22 of the presentation and question-and-answer session.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Donna Martinez reports for Carolina Journal Online about the lack of national and state interest in a “tax me more” fund. Jon Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Social Security is worse than a Ponzi scheme.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012