Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: December 2009

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    Dec
    23

    2009 State Tax Change Roundup

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour

    The Tax Foundation sums up the major state tax rate changes passed in 2009. As I had noted before, North Carolina was unique in the southeast in that we raised taxes far more than other states in the southeast – both in the number of taxes raised and the amount of the tax hikes. A review of the […]

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    Dec
    23

    A Sign I'd Like to See

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour

    Back in April, I blogged about the silly "jobs now" signs that North Carolina will be placing by government-funded construction sites. The signs are merely there to reinforce the easily seen "benefits" of government stimulus spending. But as everyone knows, government can not spend money without first taking that money out of the economic system. […]

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    Dec
    22

    Poll Odds and Ends

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Education, Polling By Chris Hayes | Tagged , , , , , , ,

    The full poll results for December will be released on the website tomorrow, but if you've missed any of the results so far, the press releases are up on our website here. A couple of tidbits before the full poll comes out tomorrow: Generic legislative ballot is back to a 3 point Democratic advantage after […]

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    Dec
    22

    Penny for Your Thoughts, Billions for Your Vote

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour

    Looks like Nebraska Senator Ben Nelsonwasn't the only one receiving goodies in the health care bill. National Review spotlights the special exemptions and handouts given to a number of Senators who voted in support of the bill. Anybody realistically think such political patronage and cronyism will actually stop once the U.S. completely politicizes the medical […]

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    Dec
    22

    ACORN Still Out There

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Jeff Mixon

    Despite the lack of recent media coverage of the continuing scandal known as  ACORN, America's leading "community Organizers" are still at work.  What you don't hear from the so-called "mainstream" media are shouts from members of Congress like Rep. Steve King of Iowa who recently told the American Spectator, "It's thousands of times bigger than […]

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