Taxes (page 221)

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    A letter to the Iredell County Commissioners

    Dear Iredell County Commissioners: I noticed with great pleasure your courageous 5-0 vote against paying to extent Charlotte’s red line north to Iredell County.  You are exactly correct.  The transit planners and consultants always overestimate the ridership and underestimate the costs.  This fact is shown by the 2002 statistical study…
    Michael Sanera, January 20, 2012
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    JLF’s Fergus Hodgson offers a libertarian take on tax policy

    Fergus Hodgson delivered a libertarian perspective on tax policy today during a presentation to assistant professor John Scott’s class at UNC-Chapel Hill. Click play below to watch 58:22 of the presentation and question-and-answer session.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Donna Martinez reports for Carolina Journal Online about the lack of national and state interest in a “tax me more” fund. Jon Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Social Security is worse than a Ponzi scheme.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012
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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