Taxes (page 230)

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    Barone explains higher tax rates won’t do what the president thinks they’ll do

    Michael Barone's latest Washington Examiner article questions President Obama's understanding of the impact of higher tax rates. Did Barack Obama take Tax 1 in law school? I did, and I remember the first day of classes, when mild-mannered professor Boris Bittker asked a simple question, "What is income?" I was pretty confident I could come up with a quick answer and so were a lot of other students. By the end of the hour, after professor Bittker had politely punched huge holes in every student's definition, it was pretty clear that none of us could. Income is a slippery concept, especially slippery when you're trying to tax it. Which leads me to think that Obama may have avoided Tax 1. Or perhaps he dozed off in class. For in his April 13 speech at George Washington University, the speech to which Standard & Poor's responded by reducing the government's credit rating to "negative," he seemed to think he could get all the money we need to balance the budget from higher taxes on the rich.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on pay-for-performance legislation filed on behalf of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why conservatives seek lower taxes.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report explains that Republican legislative leaders are weighing their options after Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed a bill tying unemployment benefit extensions to a budget resolution. John Hood’s Daily Journal investigates who actually pays North Carolina’s sales tax.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2011
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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