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    This Chart Scares The Biden White House

    Notice you’re paying more for gas, among other things? I have. Axios reports the Biden political machine is worried the president will be blamed. The Biden White House increasingly views rising gasoline prices as a source of potential political peril — and is now asking some of the world’s…
    Donna Martinez, August 12, 2021
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    Dan Blue’s Continued Hypocrisy on Taxes

    Estimates from the Senate budget proposal’s tax cut plan project a tax savings of roughly $13.9 billion over the next five years. According to Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue (D-Wake), however, allowing hard-working North Carolinians to keep more of their own money is “reckless.” “I don’t…
    Brian Balfour, June 24, 2021
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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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    Taxing Businesses: Where does NC rank?

    Imagine being a business owner and trying to decide where to move or expand your business. State regulations, infrastructure, workforce, geography and many more factors will all weigh in your decision – including taxes. Corporate taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, unemployment taxes will all have an impact, and each one…
    Brian Balfour, May 5, 2021
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    Five Reasons North Carolina Needs a Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    Legislators last week introduced SB 717, Taxpayer Bill of Rights. The bill would put to a vote of the people in 2022 an amendment to the state constitution that would place sensible restrictions to the annual growth rate of the state budget. Below are five reasons North Carolina needs…
    Brian Balfour, April 19, 2021
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    State carbon tax proposal exposes progressives’ cognitive dissonance

    A bill sponsored by Sen. Wiley Nickel (D-Wake) would levy a tax on “any carbon-based fuel product sold, used, or entered into the State.” Fortunately, the bill isn’t expected to go anywhere this session. The “carbon tax” bill is designed to punish the use of greenhouse…
    Brian Balfour, April 9, 2021
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    N.C. Senate tax cut plan gives biggest break to lower-income families

    North Carolinians have been reeling from pandemic job losses and the related shutdowns. While many folks have had access to unemployment benefits and federal relief checks, it’s important to focus on the long-term outlook for financial stability and self-reliance. That’s exactly what a plan from state senators would do with…
    Donna Martinez, April 9, 2021
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    Do the wealthy really not pay their ‘fair share’ of federal taxes?

    The Tax Foundation is a great resource for factual data on who pays federal taxes — and who doesn’t. Be armed with the facts when you hear progressive Democrats such as our president call for tax hikes on higher earners because they don’t ‘pay their fair share.’ Let’s have…
    Donna Martinez, April 9, 2021