Taxes (page 222)

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    Another argument against corporate welfare

    Chris Christie and John Kasich have done some great things, but the New Jersey and Ohio governors are among those state leaders who deserve raspberries for continuing to play the targeted corporate incentives game, as documented in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek. Ohio…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
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    Will you be near your radio at noon?

    John Hood discusses the state budget debate during his latest appearance on WUNC’s “The State of Things.” Perhaps he’ll discuss corporate tax cuts, sales tax myths, and wild claims about 30,000 layoffs.
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2011
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    JLF researchers call next week’s Cabarrus County sales tax vote a referendum on local debt bailouts

    Cabarrus County commissioners want voters to endorse next week a quarter-cent increase in the local sales tax rate. A new report from the John Locke Foundation research staff shows why the May 17 referendum is really a vote on whether to bail out county commissioners for taking on…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on legislation that would legalize midwives in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal details the political establishment’s devotion to the state sales tax, despite its harmful impacts on North Carolina’s jobs and economy.
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
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    N.C. House budget, tax plans would generate 9,000 new jobs by 2013

    Despite claims from Gov. Beverly Perdue and her allies that the House budget would lead to 30,000 layoffs from state government, a new analysis prepared for the John Locke Foundation by Boston’s Beacon Hill Institute shows that the House budget and anticipated tax reforms would generate thousands of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2011
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    Tax whom more?

    Live Blog Stephen Moore in today’s Wall Street Journal explores why wealthy proponents of taxing the wealthy don’t pay more in taxes when they can voluntarily pay higher taxes. The federal fund for “gift contributions to reduce debt held by the public” received just $300 million last year,…
    Joseph Coletti, May 6, 2011
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    Slashing corporate welfare

    It’s always nice to learn of a politician speaking out publicly against corporate welfare. Paul Ryan offers the following thoughts on the topic in the latest TIME: At an April 28 town hall, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan — the architect of the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
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    Budget deficit

    Live Blog House Republicans had a press conference today to explain their budget proposal. A number of questions focused on what happened to the $2.4 billion shortfall discussed earlier this year. The actual deficit that needs to be filled is $1,998,057,612. Here's the score: the continuation budget for…
    Joseph Coletti, May 2, 2011