Tag Archives: Taxes

Cato Report Gives Cooper Fiscal Policy an “F” – #ncpol

A recent report published by the Cato Institute ranks the country’s governors on their fiscal policies. Among the eight given an “F” was North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper. Continue reading

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Cooper Is the Corporate Subsidy Governor

While campaigning, Roy Cooper ran on an Occupy Wall Streetesque theme that corporations shouldn’t be getting tax cut and subsidies. Now that he’s governor, he’s handing out subsidies like Halloween candy while his staff is taking pot shots at tax cuts. Continue reading

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Social Justice Crowding Out Actual Academics Should Be On The Block For Cuts

Earlier this week, I wrote about how social justice is crowding out actual academics and our tax dollars appear to be funding these endeavors.

I highlighted an individual that is an Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in the Kirkwood school district in Missouri, named Bryan Painter.

This article is a little more exploration into Dr. Painter’s social justice agenda.

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Heartland Articles: USPS Reform and NC’s CSX Eminent Domain Case

My latest articles at Heartland are now available:

North Carolina Commissioners, Residents Reject Eminent Domain Proposal
Lawmakers Debate Post Office Entitlement Changes, Reorganization
Prior articles this month included:

Indiana Lawmakers Propose Excise Tax Hikes for Road Funding
North Carolina Panelists Break Ranks with Standards Commission
Kentucky Lawmakers Propose Rebooting State Education Standards Continue reading

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WRAL Concerned About #WCPSS ‘Student Growth’

In the last week, there have been a number of articles about student growth in Wake County Schools.

Some of these articles focused on what role Wake schools play in boosting the local economy. These articles, in my opinion, are laying a narrative groundwork for a coming bond proposal or tax increase.

We already know the Wake County Commissioners are ready to raid our wallets and have already given Wake County schools more money. It’s not enough, they will claim as they point to articles like the one I am about to deconstruct.

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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Heartland Article: Chicago City Council Approves Mayor’s Historic Property Tax Hike

This article originally appeared at Heartland Fiscal Times on October 29th, 2015.

Chicago City Council Approves Mayor’s Historic Property Tax Hike

The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed $543 million property tax hike on Chicago homeowners, partially filling a gap between unfunded pension liabilities and available assets that exceeds $32 billion.

The property tax hike is the single largest tax hike in the city’s history.

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Heartland Article: ‘Regressive’ Cigarette Tax Hike Proposed by California Lawmakers

This article first appeared at Heartland.org on October 13th.
‘Regressive’ Cigarette Tax Hike Proposed by California Lawmakers… KEEP READING… Continue reading

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