Taxes (page 6)

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    Senate Approves Tax Relief Bill

    Pop quiz: Should decisions about how the money you earn is spent be decided by: A) You and your loved ones in kitchen table conversations, or B) In committee meetings in Raleigh by self-interested politicians who have never met you That question is at the heart of every debate about…
    Brian Balfour, June 10, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the 36-14 state Senate vote to approve a tax reform package. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion highlights Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s recognition that politics can’t solve spiritual and cultural problems.
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    Yellen’s Misguided Push for a Global Minimum Tax

    Zachary Halaschak of the Washington Examiner reports recent developments surrounding one of the Biden administration’s bad ideas. While the Biden administration is hailing the commitment from the Group of Seven wealthy nations to a global minimum tax, actual implementation is still quite a way off on a path…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online about Republican legislators’ focus on election integrity. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains how cutting the corporate tax rate helps consumers.
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online about former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Congressman Ted Budd in North Carolina’s 2022 U.S. Senate race. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains that North Carolinians remain fiscal conservatives.
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2021
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    Cooper’s Corporate Tax Hypocrisy

    Roy Cooper, the candidate, boldly declared: “Corporate giveaways and tax cuts for the wealthiest come at a high cost for middle-class families.” Indeed, railing against corporate tax breaks and giveaways has been a prominent theme throughout Cooper’s tenure in office. Below are but some of his statements on the topic:…
    Brian Balfour, June 4, 2021
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    Using User Fees for Infrastructure

    If you watched last week’s Shaftesbury Society meeting, you heard  Cato Institute transportation expert Randal O’Toole’s recommendation that North Carolina rely more on user fees to meet its transportation needs. Kyle Pomerleau of the American Enterprise Institute makes a similar case for infrastructure projects in general. Lawmakers…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2021
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    Biden’s Spending, Debt, Taxes Mortgage Our Future

    Brian Riedl writes for the New York Post about the potential negative impact of President Biden’s sweeping proposals. Two distressing facts to remember about President Biden’s new 10-year budget proposal. First, his proposed spending spree would bring the largest federal debt in American history. Second, this budget does…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2021