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CORPORATE TAX RATES MATTER

The media would like us to think lower corporate taxes won’t affect business expansion and job creation. But just check out this list of American corporations that transferred to other countries with lower taxes using a process called inversion. That’s powerful evidence tax rates do matter. Conservative reformers began cutting corporate tax rates in 2013 […]

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CHOICES AND COOPERATION

In his budget and State of the State address, Governor Cooper dumped a grab bag full of spending notions on the table while avoiding choices. Example: The Governor wants double-digit raises for teachers who already average about $50,000 a year. Equal raises for good teachers and bad teachers. Nothing about rewarding our best with bigger […]

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LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE VOTER ID

After winning a narrow victory where charges of voter fraud abounded, Roy Cooper has dropped the state’s defense of determining a voter’s true name by requiring them to show a Photo ID just when you get on an airplane, cash a check or buy certain medicines. It is legally questionable, at best, since the Legislature […]

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