State GOP Budget On Our Backs

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State GOP Budget On Our Backs

Post #1 by optimusprime » September 21st, 2015, 10:24 am

Next spring when a single mother in Newton takes her old car to the Jiffy Lube for an oil change, she will be in for quite a surprise. It is going to cost her 6.75 percent more thanks to the budget passed by the House and Senate and endorsed by Gov. Pat McCrory that for the first time imposes a sales tax on car repairs and services.

If she returns home to find that her washing machine isn’t working, it’s going to cost her more to have it fixed. The budget applies the sales tax to appliance repairs too.

If she somehow scrapes the money together to buy a new washer instead, she better pick it up herself as it will cost her more to have it delivered. The budget adds the sales tax to deliveries.

And she may also be surprised to learn that none of the extra money she will have to pay to fix her car or washing machine will stay in her county to help her daughter’s school or improve the local roads. [Continue reading…]

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Re: State GOP Budget On Our Backs

Post #2 by Bill Bryan » September 21st, 2015, 1:25 pm

That's because sales tax is more onerous to the poor than to the rich.

The first thing the Republicans did when the budget was released was try to waive the 72-hour rule that gives the public time to read and critique it before they vote on it. I saw Democratic Leader Larry Hall speak a week ago, and he said he refused to waive the rule, but of course they control the state and were able to enact it anyway.

Hall told us we MUST elect at least 4 more Dems to the House, so they can uphold any vetoes by Governor Roy Cooper in 2017.
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Re: State GOP Budget On Our Backs

Post #3 by 7rob7 » September 21st, 2015, 2:47 pm

... Governor Roy Cooper...

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