Taxes (page 230)

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    CMS PR campaign, phase two: Blame the process

    Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have initiated phase two of their public relations campaign. Phase one, what Meck Deck blogger Tara Servatius calls the “oh-so-broke shuffle,” is complete.  Phase two is in full swing.   CMS officials and their boosters now blame the “budget process”…
    Terry Stoops, July 28, 2011
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    Sowell dissects Obama’s ‘shameless effrontery’

    You might not be able to fool all of the people all of the time, but Thomas Sowell‘s latest column explores how President Obama attempts to fool “people who have not followed the issues in any detail” on a regular basis. Another word that…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2011
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    One newspaper exposes the light rail scam

    Finally!  At least one editorial board sees the folly in the proposed rail system in the Triangle.  The Garner-Clayton Record recently ran this editorial providing the facts not emotion on the “all cost, no benefit” rail system. Speaking of federal dollars for mass transit, some states are starting to…
    Michael Sanera, July 25, 2011
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    What do Elizabeth Dole and Paul Begala have in common?

    Both apparently love Bob Dole. Elizabeth’s affection for her husband is understandable, but the former Clinton epigone Begala might shock many Newsweek readers with a new column titled “I Miss Bob Dole.” Read the column, though, and you’ll understand why Rush Limbaugh’s favorite forehead yearns for the days…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2011
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    ObamaCare and ‘stealth taxes’

    If you were looking for another reason to dislike ObamaCare — to add to many others addressed in this forum — the latest Fortune offers one: “stealth taxes.” In an article not yet posted online, Janice Revell details “three of the most…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2011
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    Taxing the rich … as long as they’re not Democrats

    This forum has exposed a number of problems with the concept of solving the federal government’s budget problems by “taxing the rich.” In the latest National Review, Kevin A. Hassett notes that the Obama administration’s interest in boosting taxes on the wealthy seems to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2011
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    Your Tax Dollars at Work

    Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, is no Republican. However, judging from today’s strip, he at least seems to be developing conservative sympathies (and, given the recent bombardment he’s received from angry feminists, it’s understandable).
    Duke Cheston, July 18, 2011