Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Tax Spending Questioned at the Heartland Institute

My first article for the Heartland Institute is online now and will be going out in the August issue of their monthly Budget and Tax News.

The fact that a think tank in Chicago would be interested in the actions of a relatively small county in North Carolina shows how outrageous they are. The Orange County commission has spent over $100,000 of tax money to promote an upcoming referendum on more taxes -- an effort that failed there, as it did in every other county that proposed it.

After this article went out, the same county raised its property tax to the one dollar mark. Even their commissioners are worried this will impact the ability of low-income citizens to stay in the county.

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