NC Budget and Tax Center

Grover Norquist trying to sell more bad ideas to North Carolina lawmakers

Right-wing anti-government crusader Grover Norquist issued a template opinion piece the other day to North Carolina leaders and voters in support of the tax cut that will be delivered to the wealthiest taxpayers when the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

Norquist was a key proponent of our state’s tax cuts in 2013, arriving on the scene from D.C. to push our local legislators to adopt a proposal that has made it difficult to respond to the needs in our communities and to develop an economic development strategy that recognizes the uniqueness of our state.

The data is quite clear on what the repeal of the Affordable Care Act will mean: a significant tax cut for the country’s wealthiest taxpayers and growth in the country’s budget deficits.

The tax components of the Affordable Care Act have made health care affordable to more Americans and North Carolinians and, in so doing, addressed many health care issues. Its effectiveness has led many conservative leaders to embrace the law to serve their citizens and in turn achieve a fiscally responsible approach to supporting healthier communities.

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