NC the Newest Lab for GOP Policy
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  • jeburke

    NC GOPers had better be cautious and careful. It’s one thing to opt out of Medicaid expansion but quite another to try to substitute a broad-based sales tax for its income tax. All in all, it’s better to demonstrate first that you can run a tighter, more efficient, less-expensive ship, rack up surpluses, and then “spend” the surplus on popular tax cuts. Businesses thinking of locating in the state will like that more too.

  • Jim Luebke

    “Protestors have organized “Moral Mondays” outside the state capitol”

    Wait a minute, I thought we weren’t supposed to either legislate morality, and we especially aren’t supposed to use massive amounts of public funds to allow one portion of the electorate push its version of morality on the rest of the state.

    Am I missing something here?

  • Corlyss

    North Carolina may finally be coming into its own. For centuries it’s been known as “a valley of humility between two mountains of conceit.”

  • ljgude

    I’m skeptical too about the idealogical feel of these policies which may cost too many votes to last long. I think the Blue model has to be dismantled, but I am not very confident that this is the way to do it. But I have to respect the NC GOP for trying. By all means take what works, drop what doesn’t and keep moving forward. Detroit is not an alternative.

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