Taxes (page 226)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Several North Carolina counties are asking voters in November for permission to raise the local sales tax. Michael Sanera critiques the sales pitch offered for those tax hikes during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato discusses a new legislative study of North Carolina’s certificate of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    Buncombe school board to support tax increase?

    Tonight, the Buncombe County school board will vote on a resolution to support raising the county sales and use tax by one-quarter cent. County residents will vote on the referendum next month. If voters approve the measure, the Buncombe County Schools will not receive any of the money.  County commissioners…
    Terry Stoops, October 6, 2011
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    Hayward tackles the liberal misappropriation of the Reagan record

    Steven Hayward has been “astonished” by liberals’ apparent admiration for Ronald Reagan in recent years, including President Obama’s efforts to emulate the 40th president. In the latest Commentary cover story (subscriber link, Hayward explores the liberal “misappropriation” of Reagan, including Obama’s use of Reagan’s words about…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011
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    York examines Cain’s 9-9-9 plan

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article takes aim at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s tax plan, which would “throw out today’s tax structure and replace it with a 9 percent income tax, a 9 percent business tax, and a 9 percent national sales tax. Cain would eliminate capital…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011
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    Businessweek writer fails to understand the impact of high marginal tax rates

    In attempting to refute the notion that higher marginal tax rates “kill jobs,” Bloomberg Businessweek’s Mike Dorning offers the following information: “If the goal is to have more jobs 6 months, 12 months from now, you want to increase aggregate demand. If the goal is to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2011
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    Businessweek labels the ‘Buffett Rule’ silly

    No one should confuse the editors at Bloomberg Businessweek with full-fledged advocates of free-market, limited-government conservatism. But even they take aim at President Obama’s proposed millionaires’ tax in a new editorial: [W]e don’t support a special tax on millionaires. Not because it’s damaging to the economy…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online about a 2010 webinar designed to teach local government officials how to deliver bad news to voters and taxpayers. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that the Left conveniently omits some facts while pushing the United States toward European-style social…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2011
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    Does Cynthia Matson have the power to levy federal taxes?

    Cynthia Matson is a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Wake County Board of Education.  Matt Goodall of Mordecai confronts Ms. Matson is a letter published by the News & Observer. At the District 5 school board candidate forum, Cynthia Matson declared that schools in less…
    Terry Stoops, September 23, 2011