COOPER’S PAT ANSWER TO SHORTFALL? RAISE TAXES
Take a trip down memory lane.
North Carolina faces a budget shortfall. What is the Governor going to do?
As an insider in the Legislature, Cooper faced a $1.2 billion budget shortfall in 1991. His solution? He voted to raise income taxes, sales taxes and taxes on small business. (Greensboro News & Record, July 12, 1991)
Without the reform majority in the Legislature blocking his tax and spend budget plans -in the words of a late, great friend – we’d be in a mell of a hess.