WILL LEGISLATORS SIDE WITH NEWSPAPERS OR VOTERS?

A newspaper Editor in Greensboro pronounces the Taxpayer Protection Act to place a constitutional limit on spending ”radical”.

Then there is a big radical majority in North Carolina. Polls show strong support for the Taxpayer Protection Act over the years.

The Taxpayer Protection Act would limit the growth of spending by North Carolina’s State government. State spending would be allowed to grow only enough to keep up with inflation and population growth. Do you support or oppose the Taxpayer Protection Act?

2005 2015  
72% 64% Support
12% 19% Oppose
16% 17% Don’t Know/Unsure
* * Refused

(NC Political News)

And a big majority don’t believe spending needs to increase every year

In general, do you agree or disagree that the state government should increase government spending every single year?

(ROTATE) TOTAL AGREE: 16% TOTAL DISAGREE: 74%

Strongly agree 8%
Somewhat agree 8%
Somewhat disagree 19%
Strongly disagree 55%
Not sure 10%

(AFPNC)

So here’s a question voters might be asking. Are House Democrats and Republicans going to side with the voters and pass the Taxpayer Protection Act or side with newspaper Editors and kill it?