Taxes (page 8)

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    The real root of retirement risks

    Andrew Biggs provides a reminder that governments are the main source of concern for future retirees’ incomes. while household retirement savings are growing, government retirement plans—Social Security, government employee pensions and the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.—are underfunded by up to $26 trillion. The World Economic Forum estimates that…
    Joseph Coletti, March 1, 2019
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    What happens when judges make up facts

    Wake County Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins overturned two constitutional amendments approved by voters in November, arguing that the General Assembly are “usurpers” who “did not represent the people of North Carolina.” John Hood explains how this fact-free ruling will endanger Democrats and invite “chaos and confrontation.” In his…
    Joseph Coletti, February 26, 2019
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    JLF’s Joe Coletti: Voters Should Be Wary of Charlotte Tax Hike For the Arts

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti shares his concern about a proposed sales tax hike in Charlotte to fund the arts. His views were published Sunday in a letter to the editor of the Charlotte Observer. In the letter, he advises Charlotte voters to learn from what has occurred in…
    Donna Martinez, February 25, 2019
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    Misunderstanding the tax refund’s significance

    Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review Online takes a Democratic presidential candidate to task for her recent statements involving tax refunds. Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) notes that the average tax refund is $170 lower than last year, and comments, “Let’s call the President’s tax cut what it is:…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2019
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    What happens when you try to pay the unauthorized substance tax

    If you are comfortable providing your name, phone number, and mailing address to get the tax stamps required for illegal substances, Jonathan Holbrook of the School of Government would like to hear how it goes. Actually, we all would.
    Joseph Coletti, February 13, 2019
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    York explores fight over Trump tax returns

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner contends congressional Democrats are preparing for the “ultimate fishing expedition.” Yes, Democrats want to start a new investigation into already-under-investigation Trump-Russia allegations. And yes, they want to investigate Trump associates like Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, and others. But by far the biggest…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2019
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    Poll: Voters Not Convinced Tax Increases On Wealthiest Americans Benefit the Economy

      As progressives move even further to the Left and endorse policies that clearly make them welfare statists, a new poll shows that Americans are not convinced about the call to soak the wealthy with sky-high marginal tax rates. From Rasmussen: Most voters agree that government spending and taxes…
    Donna Martinez, February 11, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With 2020 primary elections moved up from May to March, candidates are already lining up for key N.C. statewide elections. Rick Henderson analyzes early candidate filings for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts explains why Medicaid expansion still represents a bad deal for North…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019