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They cannot be serious!

House Appropriations Chairman Mickey Michaux is a good guy and the House of Representatives under Speaker Joe Hackney is almost always the more progressive of the two houses in the North Carolina General Assembly.

Having said this, the House Democratic leadership cannot be serious about their supposed plan to pass a new biennial budget with NO tax increases. If they are, this is insanity of the highest order.

Governor Perdue needs to speak up NOW and demand that lawmakers in both houses get behind some version of the Senate’s revenue reform package — preferably one that looks a lot like the proposed plan from the N.C. Budget and Tax Center.

2 Comments


  1. IBXer

    May 20, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I like how Chris argues that one of the reasons we need to keep our current spending levels where they is are because we spend as much as we do to have competitive wages for state employees and teachers.

    I guess he hasn’t noticed that those states we are spending money to compete with are in financial meltdowns, as well. This is an insane reason to argue for raising taxes. It’s like saying “I need to buy a car I can’t afford to one up my neighbor who is in foreclosure.”

  2. Rob Schofield

    May 20, 2009 at 11:25 am

    I like to read these comments out loud. It makes them even more entertaining.

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