Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: January 2012

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    Jan
    31

    Rep. Faison's expensive JOBS Plan

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Clark Riemer | Tagged , ,

    Just up on the main Civitas website is an analysis I did on Gubernatorial candidate Rep. Bill Faison's (D-Orange) JOBS plan. Here is a sample: Rep. Faison’s much publicized JOBS plan is riddled with questionable math, overly optimistic assumptions, and lacks critical details. Rather than a serious plan to get North Carolina back to work, the plan […]

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    Jan
    30

    North Carolina's Lost Decade

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Lost jobs, lost fiscal restraint by state government, lost opportunities for spending reform, and more lost ground in terms of worker pay. These topics all dominated North Carolina’s economic landscape during the recently-completed decade. In this article just posted at www.nccivitas.org, I examine several of the major fiscal and economic trends in our state from […]

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    Jan
    30

    NC's Business Tax Climate 7th Worst in Nation

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    The Tax Foundation last week unveiled its latest installment of its annual State Business Tax Climate Index for 2012. Unsurprisingly, North Carolina remained far down the list, coming in a dismal 44 – making our state the 7th worst in the nation. Dragging down our ranking is the state's high sales tax and income tax rates. North […]

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    Jan
    27

    More on Perdue announcement

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    Two snippets on yesterday's top story… It’s interesting to note The Washington Post actually broke news of Gov. Perdue’s decision not to run for a second term before the News & Observer.  The FIX, a political column in the Post had a story up at 8:56 a.m.  yesterday. The News & Observer had an Under […]

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    Jan
    27

    Tax Fairness?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    In this Freeman article, Sheldon Richman addresses Obama's discussion of  "tax fairness" in his recent State of the Union address. Part of Richman's article tackles Obama's latest reference to the "Buffet rule." All that aside, I want to home in on Obama’s notion of fairness. “If you make more than $1 million a year,” he says, “you […]

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