Taxes (page 225)

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    Bev uses veto to raise money for her campaign

    The ink is not even dry on the governor’s veto of the state budget (that is fiscally responsible, does not raise taxes and puts education money in the classroom) and she’s….you guessed it…..using it to raise money for her re-election campaign.  Unbelievable! Here’s her email in case you didn’t get…
    Becki Gray, June 13, 2011
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    Dana Milbank is confused, so what else is new?

    Don Boudreaux tries to straighten out Dana Milbank with this letter to the Washington Post.   Keep trying Don, it just might sink in. Dana Milbank praises Barack Obama’s outgoing economic advisor Austan Goolsbee for allegedly rejecting “hifalutin theory” in favor of “cold, hard facts” (“With Goolsbee’s departure, Obama…
    Michael Sanera, June 13, 2011
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    No more stimulus … unless it’s real stimulus

    The following sentence from the latest TIME magazine inspired a Jon Sanders-style facepalm: Economists who have left the Obama Administration, including the former top economist Christina Romer, say more stimulus is needed. But then I read the next sentence: “The risk is…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
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    Coburn on tax hikes

    You might be disappointed to read in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek that Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is willing to accept some tax hikes (or the more euphemistic “revenue increases”) to help address the federal government’s debt problem. But if the following paragraph is accurate, you might…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
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    ‘Tax the rich’ rhetoric loses steam

    That’s according to the latest Bloomberg Businessweek: Millionaires can breathe a bit easier. While President Barack Obama says he wants to let income tax cuts that benefit only the wealthiest Americans expire in 2013, several states are rolling back tax increases for top earners.
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on federal proposals for a new tax based on vehicle mileage. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the debate over a voter identification bill in the General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2011
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    How Rob Christensen missed the truth about Medicaid, taxes, & spending

    Live BlogThere are two problems with Rob Christensen’s fruitless search for truth. Christen claims the budget cuts Medicaid spending and related jobs Perdue said the budget bill would result in $2 billion in cuts to Medicaid, the federal-state funded insurance program for the poor and the disabled; $750…
    Joseph Coletti, June 8, 2011
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    New at CJO: North Carolina drops in Mercatus Center’s freedom ranking

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online article details a new report from the libertarian Mercatus Center that says North Carolina ranks No. 18 among the 50 states in freedom, a decline from a No. 14 ranking in 2006.
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2011