Taxing poor people

Taxing poor people

ShareWell, now we know what’s holding back North Carolina’s economy. It’s those damn poor people hoarding all that money and demanding too many services. Thank goodness the Republicans in the General Assembly are there to make sure they pry it loose and get it back...
Let the real mischief begin

Let the real mischief begin

ShareAfter nine months of muddling around Raleigh, bringing more bad headlines to the state, the legislature finally passed its budget. Now, we better buckle our seat belts. The real mischief is about to begin. Legislative leaders say they will adjourn on September...
Steady downward spiral

Steady downward spiral

ShareThe budget is out and the impacts are becoming clear. The party that complains about the redistribution of wealth is continuing to redistribute wealth. Instead of shifting resources from those who have them to those that don’t, they are again reaching into the...
Like third world oligarchies

Like third world oligarchies

ShareIf budgets are reflections of priorities, we know that teachers and state employees still aren’t very high on the that list. Who is? Rich people, of course. The House and Senate announced yesterday that they’ve come to agreement on how to compensate state...

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