Taxes (page 219)

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    NBER study: Government spending impedes private activity

    In a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study, UC-San Diego professor Valerie A. Ramey found that 1) private spending falls significantly in response to an increase in government spending, and 2) increases in government spending lower unemployment through an increase in government employment, not private employment. She…
    Terry Stoops, January 30, 2012
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    Why do Progressives want to destroy the Constitution?

    In his latest column,  George Will explains why the Progressives want to destroy the Constitution. Yearnings for a command society were common and respectable then [1930s]. Commonweal, a magazine for liberal Catholics, said that Roosevelt should have “the powers of a virtual dictatorship to reorganize the government.” Walter Lippmann,…
    Michael Sanera, January 30, 2012
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    Kudlow pans the president’s tax policy

    Lawrence Kudlow muses in his latest column about President Obama’s perplexing approach to tax policy: The Obama strategy is simple: Tax the rich, because they don’t pay enough. The problem is that they do pay enough. According to the Tax Foundation, Americans…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2012
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    Time to consider Roy’s corporate tax idea

    The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” offers the following observation about the Tax Foundation’s latest State Business Tax Climate Index: Wyoming has the best state tax business climate in the country, according to the Tax Foundation’s new 2012 State Business Tax Climate Index. The rest…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2012
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    New at CJO: North Carolina’s business tax climate still ranks low

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Tax Foundation’s latest State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks North Carolina No. 44 in the country.
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2012
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    Misinformation courtesy of Tom Oxholm and Brenda Berg

    For being the chief financial officer of Wake Stone Corp, Tom Oxholm should know better than to just make up financial statistics.  Oxholm and businesswoman Brenda Berg complain about the lack of education funding in an op-ed published in the News & Observer today.  They ask the following rhetorical…
    Terry Stoops, January 27, 2012
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    My letter to German Life Magazine

    Dear German Life Editor, Your article about solar and wind energy in Germany (February/March 2012) misinforms your readers because it leaves out important information. Like the United States, the German government is forcing taxpayers and electricity ratepayers to subsidize this industry. Der Spiegel recently reported that solar subsidies have topped…
    Michael Sanera, January 25, 2012
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    Re: Tax Foundation No. 44 ranking

    North Carolina’s rankings in individual tax categories: Corporate tax – No. 29 Individual income tax – No. 43 Sales tax – No. 47 Unemployment insurance tax – No. 7 Property tax – No. 35 Here’s what the report says about North Carolina, which improved from No. 46 in the previous…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012