Taxes (page 216)

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    Harvard Business School report: U.S. has a competitiveness problem

    A report released today by the Havard Business School should be required reading for every politician and pundit in America. The survey findings help us pinpoint where the roots of the competitiveness problem lie.  Respondents saw the underlying business environment in America as still strong in critical areas, but…
    Terry Stoops, January 18, 2012
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    Goldberg wonders why those who deny corporations are people are the quickest to anthropomorphize them

    Mitt Romney has been taking some hits for telling a heckler, “Corporations are people, my friend.” Jonah Goldberg examines the comment in his latest National Review Online column. Okay, corporations aren’t people in the whole carbon-based humanoid life-form sense. If they were, then Stephen…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2012
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    New at CJO: Democrats trade tax-hike proposals

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about reaction to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s proposal to raise the state sales tax in the next budget year.
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2012
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    Correcting the context of the proposed sales tax hike

    Governor Bev Perdue’s new push for an increase to the sales tax has come packaged with two misleading assertions (to put it gently). Terry Stoops, JLF’s education specialist, already did an excellent job explaining that the purported 49th placing for per-pupil education funding lacks solid basis.
    Fergus Hodgson, January 17, 2012
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    Jobs Policy in 4 easy steps

    There’s been a lot of talk about jobs lately.  Jobs, job creation and economic recovery will be the key issue discussed and debated during the upcoming state-wide elections.  As always, JLF will be in middle of that discussion with a detailed plan and comprehensive ideas for real economic recovery. In…
    Becki Gray, January 16, 2012
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    Sidestepping the question

    An exchange between Bloomberg Businessweek and University of Chicago economist and former Obama adviser Austan Goolsbee includes the following item: Does the capital-gains rate go higher at the end of the year? What does Obama have to do to assure people there’s some predictability?…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the debate among Wake and Orange county officials about placing a half-cent sales tax for transit programs on the election ballot. John Hood’s Daily Journal searches for the source of North Carolina’s relative economic decline.
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Dr. C.L. Gray about his book, The Battle for America’s Soul. Fergus Hodgson’s guest Daily Journal outlines a strategy for North Carolina to repay its $2.6 billion unemployment insurance debt.
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012