Taxes (page 216)

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    JLF expert recommends steps for repaying N.C.’s $2.6 billion unemployment insurance debt

    As state lawmakers grilled the head of the N.C. Division of Employment Security today on steps the state plans to take to repay $2.6 billion to the feds for unemployment insurance benefits, JLF’s Fergus Hodgson prepared to release a new report on the topic. Learn more about Hodgson’s report…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2012
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    Cal Thomas looks ahead to 2012

    We might not know who will win the presidential election in 2012, but syndicated columnist Cal Thomas has some “certain” predictions for the next year. The economic stimulus pipeline from Washington to the states is about to run dry. This means many governors…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2011
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    Sowell’s random thoughts are more coherent than most current public policy

    Thomas Sowell‘s latest column collects some random thoughts for the new year. Among them: Nothing illustrates the superficiality of our times better than the enthusiasm for electric cars, because they are supposed to greatly reduce air pollution. But the electricity that ultimately powers these…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2011
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    Carney explains why both parties should agree to drop renewable energy tax credits

    Recent John Locke Foundation Headliner Timothy P. Carney says in his latest Washington Examiner article that scrapping a federal renewable energy tax credits ought to make sense to politicians on both sides of the partisan divide. If Democrats really share the Occupy…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011
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    It drives me crazy when….

    It drives me crazy when our side calls it a “payroll” tax.  It is the tax that supports Social Security.  Yes, I know that Congress spends the revenue from the tax every year and puts IOUs in the Social Security Trust fund, but someone, sometime must insert some reality into…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
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    Another attack on attacking the rich

    In responding to critical letters in the latest Commentary, Ira Stoll defends his previous work dissecting problems associated with Warren Buffett‘s version of the “tax the rich” schemes so popular among Obama administration supporters these days: The government could confiscate the entire…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2011
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    The apocalypse in education job losses hasn’t arrived

    The November North Carolina employment report, released at 10 a.m., showed the state’s seaonally adjusted rate falling to 10 percent — still 1.4 percentage points higher than the national number. (PDF here.) Of interest in political circles, especially among the Left, is public sector employment — primarily in education.
    Rick Henderson, December 20, 2011
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    Refusing to take yes for an answer

    Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill blamed each other for the congressional “supercommittee”‘s failure to reach a deal on $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction. The latest National Review offers this analysis: The Democrats claim that Republicans’ refusal to contemplate tax increases on the wealthy prevented any…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2011