Taxes (page 218)

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    Businessweek writer fails to understand the impact of high marginal tax rates

    In attempting to refute the notion that higher marginal tax rates “kill jobs,” Bloomberg Businessweek’s Mike Dorning offers the following information: “If the goal is to have more jobs 6 months, 12 months from now, you want to increase aggregate demand. If the goal is to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2011
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    Businessweek labels the ‘Buffett Rule’ silly

    No one should confuse the editors at Bloomberg Businessweek with full-fledged advocates of free-market, limited-government conservatism. But even they take aim at President Obama’s proposed millionaires’ tax in a new editorial: [W]e don’t support a special tax on millionaires. Not because it’s damaging to the economy…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online about a 2010 webinar designed to teach local government officials how to deliver bad news to voters and taxpayers. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that the Left conveniently omits some facts while pushing the United States toward European-style social…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2011
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    Does Cynthia Matson have the power to levy federal taxes?

    Cynthia Matson is a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Wake County Board of Education.  Matt Goodall of Mordecai confronts Ms. Matson is a letter published by the News & Observer. At the District 5 school board candidate forum, Cynthia Matson declared that schools in less…
    Terry Stoops, September 23, 2011
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    National Review editor pours water on the liberal fire for the ‘underlying social contract’

    Rich Lowry sees through the silliness of Massachusetts Senate candidate and Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren’s remarks about soak-the-rich tax policies representing part of an “underlying social contract.” Her remarks and the celebration of them capture the Left’s romance with collective action over individual initiative.
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2011
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    Krauthammer examines the president’s return to form

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column explains why President Obama’s soak-the-rich tax policy represents his true beliefs, not the faux moderation and pragmatism he used to sway independent and undecided voters in 2008. In a 2008 debate, Charlie Gibson asked Barack Obama about his support for…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh reports for Carolina Journal Online about the impact of Hurricane Irene on North Carolina’s insurance Beach Plan. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the price of convenience tied to North Carolina’s first modern-day toll road.
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2011
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    Do the math

    President Obama says he’d rather rely on math than class warfare in pushing his tax proposals. Washington Examiner online opinion editor David Freddoso is willing to take him at his word: Obama tried to blunt anticipated criticism of his remarks with a parenthetical: “This is not…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2011