Taxes (page 219)

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    Conflating ‘state government’ with ‘the state’

    With the statewide sales tax holiday in effect this weekend, an otherwise straight news story on the News & Observer‘s front page tells us: For the state, the tax holiday is a losing proposition. By the state’s own estimates, it will forfeit about $14.5 million in…
    Mitch Kokai, August 4, 2011
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    Thomas takes on Tea Party critics

    Cal Thomas‘ latest column takes Democratic politicians to task for comparing Tea Party activists to terrorists. It is not Tea Party people who are the “terrorists.” A terrorist seeks to destroy. Who is the real destroyer in the debt-ceiling debate? Who wants to continue…
    Mitch Kokai, August 4, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on Raleigh’s delayed action on amending city food truck rules. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why government spending restraint is necessary to balance budgets.
    Mitch Kokai, August 4, 2011
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    Lileks notes some people will never understand the ‘bigger pie’ argument

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio made sense when he argued that “We don’t need more taxes, we need more taxpayers.” But as James Lileks writes in his latest National Review, it’s not clear that advocates of big government and confiscatory tax rates get the picture.
    Mitch Kokai, August 1, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolinians’ annual tax bills would have to increase by hundreds of dollars each year to cope with the promises the state has made to government retirees. Rick Henderson explains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. The state could save $5 million a year by merging…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2011
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    CMS PR campaign, phase two: Blame the process

    Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have initiated phase two of their public relations campaign. Phase one, what Meck Deck blogger Tara Servatius calls the “oh-so-broke shuffle,” is complete.  Phase two is in full swing.   CMS officials and their boosters now blame the “budget process”…
    Terry Stoops, July 28, 2011
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    Sowell dissects Obama’s ‘shameless effrontery’

    You might not be able to fool all of the people all of the time, but Thomas Sowell‘s latest column explores how President Obama attempts to fool “people who have not followed the issues in any detail” on a regular basis. Another word that…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2011
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    One newspaper exposes the light rail scam

    Finally!  At least one editorial board sees the folly in the proposed rail system in the Triangle.  The Garner-Clayton Record recently ran this editorial providing the facts not emotion on the “all cost, no benefit” rail system. Speaking of federal dollars for mass transit, some states are starting to…
    Michael Sanera, July 25, 2011