Taxes (page 224)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report previews this week’s action for the N.C. General Assembly, including initial votes on N.C. House budget proposals. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the continuing importance of the Tea Party movement.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2011
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    Becki Gray’s Wilmington Tea Party photos

    Here are some photos from Becki Gray’s appearance at Wilmington’s Tea Party rally.
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2011
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    Going to a Tea Party? Say hi to a John Locke Foundation staffer

    If you’re heading to a Tea Party event in one of the following locations, please say hello to the John Locke Foundation staffer who will be joining you.   Today: Raleigh: Jon Sanders Shelby: Joseph Coletti Southern Pines: Mitch Kokai Waynesville: Kory Swanson Wilmington: Becki Gray   Saturday: Morehead City:…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2011
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    Historian Rufus Fears talks taxes

    Like North Carolina, Oklahoma “celebrated” Tax Freedom Day April 6. The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs took the opportunity to discuss taxes with historian Rufus Fears.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson about several recent controversies involving North Carolina’s occupational licensing rules. Michael Lowrey’s guest Daily Journal explains that the recent recession prompted many local governments to boost property tax bills.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2011
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    Businessweek targets tax reform

    Much of the new issue of Bloomberg Businessweek focuses on articles surrounding tax reform, an idea the John Locke Foundation has advocated at the state level. One new feature story focuses particular attention on the corporate income tax rate: For all its free-market brio,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
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    Cutting deficits

    Live Blog James Politi and Stephanie Kirchgaessner should not be writing for the front page of a financial newspaper. In this morning's Financial Times, they write In a speech on Wednesday, the US president proposed cutting $4,000bn from deficits in the next 12 years, shrinking discretionary spending and the…
    Joseph Coletti, April 14, 2011
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    Obama talks patriotism. That only means one thing: higher taxes.

    I wrote in 2008: [Biden] dubs paying taxes “patriotic.” He did this on ABC’s “Good Morning, America,” saying that while Obama would increase taxes on the wealthy, “It’s time to be patriotic.” And he has said it in it political rallies, telling a woman who said her friends are…
    Jon Sanders, April 13, 2011