Author Archive | Bob Harris

THE ANTI-REFORMERS, PART 3: HOW MUCH TAX $$$ IS ENOUGH FOR COLE PHELPS?

Cole Phelps isn’t just another anti-reformer promising higher taxes, like Michael Garrett and John Campbell. In his short career as a public official, Cole Phelps has already raised taxes himself, and he’s itching to do it again. As a Washington County Commissioner, Phelps raised property taxes by about 10%. Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes: May […]

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THE ANTI-REFORMERS, PART 2: LEARNING ABOUT MICHAEL GARRETT

Another anti-reformer who opposed bipartisan tax cuts and teacher raises: Michael Garrett. Garrett has run for office several times, as both a Republican and a Democrat. This time, he moved in with his parents. Garrett says he supports teachers and public education, but on social media he’s blasted the state budgets that raised teacher pay […]

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The Anti-Reformers, Part 1: Checking on John Campbell

It’s tough to argue you’d fight for taxpayers and teachers when you tried to take from taxpayers and teachers. That’s what John Campbell’s doing now. And it’s what he did back in the day, when the Robesonian busted him for it: And this was AFTER Campbell was charged multiple times for writing bad checks. Campbell […]

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WHEN $1.3 BILLION ISN’T ENOUGH

It seems the conservative reformers on Jones Street are getting serious about a Constitutional Amendment that gives voters the chance to cap tax rates and handcuff big-spending politicians. The House Finance Committee approved the tax cap last week, and the entire House is poised to sign off soon. This is good news for taxpayers, good […]

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DEMOCRAT LEGISLATORS SIDE WITH POLITICIANS ON TAX LIMITATION

Our recent statewide issues poll reveals 62% of voters agree with a Constitutional Amendment limiting the income tax to no more than 5.5%. But anti-reform Democrat legislators refuse any limit on the power of politicians to raise taxes. And the blindly left wing Budget and Tax Center predictably says handcuffing the politicians will starve North […]

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UNC, STATE BAR LOBBY AGAINST PEOPLE ‘S RIGHT TO VOTE ON JUDGES

The Daily Haymaker reports UNC’s $437,000 a year general counsel, who is also State Bar president, is ginning up opposition to allowing people to elect their judges every two years. So who is Mark Merritt? And why is he lobbying against electing judges every two years? Well, our taxpayer-paid, university lawyer and Bar president would […]

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