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Watch Your Wallet: Gas Tax Fever is going around

As gas prices start creeping back down to more sane levels, people are buying more gas and doing more driving.  That phenomenon has inspired “honorables” on both sides of the aisle in both Raleigh and DC to start pontificating on new ways to separate us…

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The GOP’s Keynesian Kumbaya

John Maynard Keynes is looking up, and smiling lovingly, from his special place in Hell.  The British economist is the DADDY of the twisted concept that it is the government’s responsibility to push people this way and that way to encourage desired behavior. *The government…

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NC STILL paying through the nose for gas. (But there’s NO MONEY for roads?)

Thom Tillis and Skip Stam are pushing for toll roads and lanes throughout the state — claiming that those concepts are the only way to pay for road construction and maintenance.  Gov. Pat — in a move reminiscent of Barry Obama’s stimulus — wants a…

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Virginia is for (gas)Tax-Cutters

          Well, the NC General Assembly is seriously considering jacking up unemployment taxes across The Tar Heel State.  Meanwhile, The Commonwealth of Virginia is seriously contemplating eliminating its gasoline tax: […] As the debate over tax reform stalls in Washington, the…

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Have we lost The John Locke Foundation?

    The Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation has, for years, positioned itself as  Ground Zero for conservative and libertarian thought in North Carolina.  For years, we on The Right have been able to count on the folks at Locke to provide us with intellectual ammo…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy NC legislature Politics

TVs on death row. Really? Seriously ???

Watch your wallets.  The North Carolina General Assembly is back in town. The state’s economy is in freefall.  We’ve got an outrageously high gas tax.  And what are the honorables focusing on?  Getting TVs off of death row in state prisons.  Actually, having TVs on…

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Bev’s tax “deal” really 3-card monte scam taking NC taxpayers for a ride

Gov. Bev Perdue and GOP agree on gas tax —  Raleigh News & Observer headline, May 11 2012 So,  Lame Duck Bev’s steno pool in the N&O newsroom want us to believe that their girl is playing nice with GOP legislators on Jones Street on…

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GOP candidate for NC Senate in Guilford picks up the tab for strapped drivers

  Trudy Wade, a Republican member of the Greensboro City Council, is running to represent the Greensboro area in the NCGA’s upper chamber.  She and her volunteers sponsored and manned an event at a gas station where the campaign pumped gas, and  paid the tax…

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More proof the politicians are GOUGING us at the gas pump

  The American Petroleum Institute has prepared an eye-opening briefing on the total tax burden — by state — drivers are dealing with at the gas pumps.  According to API, North Carolina is ONE of SEVENTEEN U.S. states with a combined local, state, and federal…

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The (REAL?) story on the NCGA gas tax relief #FAIL: ‘The Emperor Has No Clothes’

        We’ve vented our frustrations repeatedly on this site about North Carolina’s obscenely high gas tax.  With gas prices skyrocketing, the economy tanking, and the unemployment rate skyrocketing, we thought cutting the state gas tax would be a no-brainer for the conservative…