Uncategorized

NC millionaires get average $9,000 tax break; Cuts to AIDS drugs, kid dental health helps cover cost

Married couple making $1 million with two kids?  This family gets a minimum $12,000 tax cut under NC tax cut bill signed by Governor McCrory today.  Millionaire?  Average $9,000 tax break under the bill.  The state budget debated today that Governor McCrory will sign tomorrow?  $8 million in cuts for the AIDS drug assistance program for low income people.  $850,000 cut to public dental health program in schools, 15 dental health positions eliminated.   Governor McCrory and the General Assembly have shown clearly where their priorities lay.  Shower generous benefits on the wealthy and cut health care for the young and the sick.  Immoral.

9 Comments


  1. Doug

    July 23, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    So…..what do these “millionaires” pay in total tax bills per person? That is usually left out as well. I am sure the average ~$130 per year potential increase for folks under the ~$84,000 range pales in comparison to the total tax paid by a typical “rich” person.

    As far as dental care….I thought Obamacare was the panacea for health access. Maybe you guys need to go talk to him about getting that covered.

  2. Adam Searing

    July 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Doug – I’ll let the folks dying because they can’t get the HIV drugs they need to stay alive know about your comments.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    July 23, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I listened to a person with AIDS thank a Republican Senator over the weekend for adding drug coverage to the budget. I think your information is incorrect.

  4. Doug

    July 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Adam,
    Thanks for passing that along. Have them call their president or or Kay to ask why they cannot get their coverage under Disastercare.

  5. Adam Searing

    July 24, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Frances, look at the actual budget money report and you will see the AIDS drug assistance program cut. Page G6

  6. Adam Searing

    July 24, 2013 at 10:37 am

    And Doug, remember that the legislature and McCrory refused to expand Medicaid under the ACA leaving 500,000 people without health care in NC. Some of those folks have HIV.

  7. Doug

    July 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    The ACA has nothing to do with it. Congress relying on individual states was stupid at best. Obamacare should have made provision to cover all they felt should have been included in healthcare. The NCGA did the smart thing, two years of funding then DC comes along to say ….hey you are on your own go find your billions in your state…..then we would be screwed.

    And the number is far less than 500,000…Civitas has analyzed that. I will see if I can find the link but that is wildly off the mark.

  8. georgia kamp

    July 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I wonder, in all of my years this legislature is so undermining, so brash there are no words to describe the despicable acts from the republican legislature, who are these people and what are their moral values. Will THEYscrape up all of the homeless, the deceased, the children wondering the street, teens robing society, There are no jobs so stop eluding that people live on the system, they PAID IN TO UNEMPLOYMENT, THE FEDS EXTENED UNEMPLOYMENT, WHAT RIGHT DOES THE SO CALLED LEGISLATURE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DENY LIFE, LIBERTY AND HAPPINESS.

  9. Doug

    July 25, 2013 at 9:54 am

    georgia,
    The people do not pay into UI, it is their employers. And the previous democrat regimes mismanged the UI pool so much, and there was such a large recession compounded by mismanagement by Obama that we ran out of funds. Now that we have borrowed roughly $2,400,000,000 we can no longer afford the over the top benefits. If the FEDS want to extend UI, then they can do so. It is in their purview to approve NC to get the funds but they won’t. You know why? They don’t care about the people, no…the DC dems want to make some kind of political point on the backs of the NC people who may be hurting……..think on that for a minute or so before you come back with all your CAPS typing.

Check Also

Senator Richard Burr: Makes up his own facts about NC Medicaid in order to criticize it

North Carolina’s Senator Burr used to be a ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Weeks after the top school board member in Robeson County predicted the southeastern North Carolina [...]

A pivotal legislative task force may be just beginning its dive into North Carolina’s school funding [...]

The controversy over “Silent Sam,” the Confederate monument on UNC’s Chapel Hill campus, has been ra [...]

North Carolina tries to mine its swine and deal with a poop problem that keeps piling up A blanket o [...]

With Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House desperate to post a big legislative win, the [...]

Latest court system mess is directly linked to the Right’s ideological war on public structures Some [...]

Republicans in Congress are rushing to advance a tax reform bill that balloons the federal deficit s [...]

The post Charitable donations and the GOP’s chopping block appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Spotlight on Journalism

We invite you to join a special celebration of investigative journalism! The evening will feature Mike Rezendes, a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe Spotlight Team known for their coverage of the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Tickets available NOW!

Spotlight On Journalism

This event will benefit NC Policy Watch, a project of the North Carolina Justice Center. Sponsorship opportunities available now!

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more