Taxes (page 223)

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    Samuelson: "Obama urges an ‘adult’ conversation and acts like a child"

    Live Blog Robert Samuelson's latest column is worth reading in its entirety, but his description of President Barack Obama is particularly noteworthy.
    Joseph Coletti, April 12, 2011
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    Happy national Tax Freedom Day … with an asterisk

    The Tax Foundation says North Carolina reached Tax Freedom Day April 6. Today marks national Tax Freedom Day. This means the average taxpayer has worked long enough to pay his tax bills and now can turn his attention to working to meet other needs: food, clothing, shelter, and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2011
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    Amazon Tax trickles in

    Live Blog A Wall Street Journal editorial answers the question of how much money the Amazon Tax raised for North Carolina: $4.6 million as of January. The tax was supposed to bring in $35.9 million in FY2009-10 and FY2010-11, or roughly $12 million every six months. Before…
    Joseph Coletti, April 11, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As county governments search for ways to pay their bills during tight economic times, some are looking at raising the local sales tax. Michael Sanera discusses the likelihood of future local sales tax increases during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why North Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2011
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    Barone discusses Ryan’s federal budget ideas

    Michael Barone‘s latest column focuses on the plans U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has put forward to put the federal budget back on the right track: “This is the most predictable crisis in the history of our country,” he went on. “We…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
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    Happy N.C. Tax Freedom Day: Now you can work for yourself

    The Tax Foundation tells us that April 6 marks North Carolina’s Tax Freedom Day. That means that every day you’ve worked so far this year has been a day worked to pay off your tax bills. Now you can work the rest of the year to pay the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2011
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    Tackling growing income inequality

    It’s a shame that Fortune has not yet posted Geoff Colvin’s latest magazine column online; it offers an excellent answer to those who want to reduce income inequality in the United States by “soaking the rich.” Since I can’t provide you a link, here’s a summary: Yes, the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2011