NC Budget and Tax Center

Statement from Alexandra Sirota on Final Tax Plan

The final deal North Carolinians must live with is a giant step backwards for the state. Rather than fixing problems with state taxes it makes them worse.

It cuts taxes for the wealthiest, and takes away the highly effective state Earned Income Tax Credit from low-income working families.

We’ll all  pay the price for this sweet deal for wealthy taxpayers and profitable corporations.  Our state will be the poorer for it – less attractive to businesses, less hospitable to families.

6 Comments


  1. Jack

    July 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Once again the GOP keeps it promise by reforming NC’s tax code but as always it doesn’t benefit the people. The reform is code for screw you.

    Can’t wait till the GOP begins working on creating jobs as promised.

  2. Alex

    July 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Are you waiting for that on a national basis also Jack ?

  3. Jack

    July 18, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Tip said: “All politics is local.” ALEC and its lap dog Republicans have made that clear.

    I live in NC and I know first hand what the Republicans promised when they ran for office in the NCGA. So far what they said they would do isn’t what they are doing.

  4. Alex

    July 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I love the way you avoided talking about our jobless “recovery” Jack. The only thing Obama has created in the last 6 years are low paying part-time jobs with no benefits. Why is it so hard for a liberal to admit that ?

  5. Emma

    July 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Obama has been criticized by liberals since he loaded his first cabinet with unincarcerated criminals from Wall Street. He has repeatedly thrown his base under bus and has governed as a not so moderate Republican which is readily apparent to those of us not immersed in the fevered swamps of wingnutlandia.

  6. Jack

    July 18, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Alex:

    So, you’re looking to government to create jobs. I thought that was contrary to Republican philosophy? You know, let the free market sort it all out. I thought Republicans want government out of our lives yet Republicans in NC has proven that to be the reverse because today NC Republicans want to be in our bedrooms while picking our pockets with the tax reform.

    While you’re complaining about Washington my focus is NC and the on going refusal of the Republicans to – in their words – create jobs as per their promise. They create more government when they promised less, fight to limit the rights of women the poor and abridging the rights of all in NC while creating barriers to voting hoping to maintain their political careers.

    Again, all politics is local.

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