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Feds, state attempt to stick it to NC drivers ONE MORE TIME

Federal and state bureaucrats are attempting to add 15 to 20 cents PER MILE of cost to drivers on I-95 in North Carolina.   Tar Heel state drivers are already saddled with the HIGHEST gas tax below The Mason-Dixon Line.     NOW, the bureaucracy…

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NCGOP’s lack of action on tax relief disturbing

The next time you’re filling up your gas tank at your local convenience store and cursing FILL IN THE BLANK (the store owner, the oil companies, George Bush …), think about THIS: At $0.389, North Carolina has THE HIGHEST per gallon tax on gasoline south of…

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MAJOR #FAIL# : GOP majority in Raleigh drops ball on proposed gas tax cap

The North Carolina Republican Party’s official web site includes a long list of things “We Believe,”  including THIS GEM: We Believe… government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of their own money they earn. Really?  Someone needs to remind those GOP legislators…

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NC gas tax cap races through state House (Speed bump awaits in Senate)

        The conservative majority in the North Carolina General Assembly’s lower chamber did its duty and overwhelmingly approved, on Monday, legislation to hold the current state gas tax at 35 cents per gallon and put off a scheduled rate hike from Jan…