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Budget & Taxes Archives

  1. Aug
    26

    N&O Slays Straw Man to Avoid Actual Arguments

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

    Rob Christensen in this article takes the typical progressive debate tactic of completely mischaracterizing an opposing viewpoint, and then addressing that conjured up caricature rather than the actual arguments presented. In this case, the topic is unemployment insurance. In an article discussing a potential bill that would require unemployment benefit recipients to make five contacts inquiring […]

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    Aug
    25

    Second Budget Deadline Likely to be Missed

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour

    The chances for a state budget deal before the August 31 deadline are pretty slim. From WRAL: With just a week left before their second extended deadline, state lawmakers appear no closer to reaching agreement on their $21.74 billion budget plan.   House and Senate leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory announced last Tuesday they had […]

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    Aug
    13

    State Budget Negotiations Go Into Second Overtime

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

    With still no agreement between the state House and Senate on a state budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that began on July 1, the House and Senate have come to an agreement to grant another continuing resolution – this one until until August 31.  State House and Senate lawmakers voted Wednesday to give themselves […]

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    Aug
    12

    NC Senate Approves Taxpayer Protection Act: Leftists Dredge Up Debunked Claims About Colorado's TABOR

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

    As the NC Senate approves a Taxpayer Protection Act (TPA), which would place constitutional restraints on the annual growth rate of state spending, create a state savings reserve fund that required 2/3 majority vote to spend down the fund, and lower the income tax cap from 10 to 5 percent, the left has trotted out […]

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    Aug
    11

    Rep. Hastings Interview, Doing the Peoples Work

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Environment & Energy, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Great interview of Rep. Kelly Hasting of NC House District 110 on What Matters with Chad Adams on the www.freedomactionnetwrk.com. It will give you an ideal of how some legislators approach the task of governing and remind some of why people are looking for folks who are not politicians. Listen to what Hastings has to say below and weigh […]

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