Taxes (page 222)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report highlights different attitudes among teachers and the public about education reform. John Hood’s Daily Journal distinguishes democrats from demagogues.
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
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    Questions for Fareed Zakaria

    Fareed Zakaria frets about the recent debt-limit debate and longs for the days in which congressional Republicans would roll over and accept tax increases in return for promises of government spending cuts that never materialize. Writing with a note of nostalgia, Zakaria’s latest TIME cover story…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    Another defense of Keynesian nonsense

    In the midst of detailing the Tea Party’s frightening impact on Washington politics — frightening to establishment politicians and media pundits, that is — TIME’s Michael Crowley buys into the key notions of Keynesian economics. Ample research shows that tax cuts and government spending…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details a controversial “game fish” bill in the North Carolina General Assembly. John Hood’s Daily Journal revisits an examination of North Carolina economic fact and fantasy.
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    Kudlow downplays talk of another recession, wishes he could be even more bullish

    In a column outlining his reasons for relative optimism about the nation’s economic outlook, Lawrence Kudlow ends with the following observations: [I]f government spending more works to grow the economy, why hasn’t massive government spending already worked to grow the economy? Here’s the dirty…
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2011
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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