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Actions not words

Chris Fitzsimon urges lawmakers to stand behind their words with decisive actions.

In his commentary “Another reminder of a failed philosophy,” he references recent reports showing that North Carolina lawmakers did not raise taxes enough this session to prevent damaging program cuts. He goes on to remind us that it is government’s role to provide the social safety net.

While Medicaid, Health Choice and public schools were exempt from the executive order to cut an additional 5% from their budgets, the agencies and non-profits supporting these programs were not. In his commentary, “A real commitment or empty rhetoric?” Fitzsimon spotlights the Communities in Schools program and argues that support programs such as these should be exempt for additional budget cuts.

Progressive Voices commentator Stephen Jackson exposes the false advertising claims made by the National Association of Manufactures in his commentary ‘“Cap and trade” is no need for panic for average households.‘ For the average consumer, this program is not an additional tax as opponents claim.

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