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  • immaannoid Nov 12, 10:51 a.m.

    They also need to get rid of "State Workers".

  • Mon Account Nov 12, 10:37 a.m.

    ""Can we please lose the stupid property tax on cars? It is unfairly applied anyway." -- smalldogsrule

    How is it "unfairly applied"? Explain please. Seriously." - davidk_at_unc

    This may be a reference to a Rhode Island issue. Used car: when bought from a dealer, the tax rate is based on sale price. When bought through a private sale, the state doesn't use the sale price- it gets it from a national auto dealership pricing book, not Blue Book. There are discrepancies between the two. So when it comes to private sales, some purchasers are paying a tax rate that reflects a value higher than they actually paid.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 12, 10:11 a.m.

    There will be some type of tax reform, but majority of people won't like it. There will be an increase in taxes. I believe they'll reduce Corp. taxes. It's what Republicans do. There will be an increase in "fees" for services. This is just like a tax, but it hidden so the citizens don't realize they're paying more and the policticans don't have to admitt to raising taxes.

  • davidk_at_unc Nov 12, 10:10 a.m.

    "Get rid of the deduction for dependents. In its place tax each dependent. People should pay more taxes when they have children. The more children you have the less tax you pay and the more welfare you receive!. This is a serious flaw with the current tax structure." -- superman

    Would you please learn a different song? This one's getting REALLY OLD!!!

  • davidk_at_unc Nov 12, 10:08 a.m.

    "Can we please lose the stupid property tax on cars? It is unfairly applied anyway." -- smalldogsrule

    How is it "unfairly applied"? Explain please. Seriously.

  • miseem Nov 12, 9:05 a.m.

    I like the proposal. You can cut your own hair or yard and save yourself the proposed sales taxes, so you can control that a bit. Then if personal and corp tax rates are lowered, it's easy to attract business here because we have so much else going for us here, plus, everybody gets a share of the reduction.storchheim.

    And we can repair our own transmissions, plumbing and electrical problems. Maybe build our own roads and buy our own crude oil and refine it. The main problem is that all of these "spread the tax to services" plans want to tax the hairdresser, mechanic and tradesman, not the attorney, CPA or financial adviser. I guess that's because there are not too many hairdressers, mechanics and tradesmen in the General Assembly, but a lot of attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, etc. And guess who stands to save the most taxes out of these so called "improvements"? It ain't going to be the guy making $35,000 per year.

  • junkmail5 Nov 9, 7:57 p.m.

    You can also leave the Triangle, go to Mebane on I-85 and see a 10-15 cent a gallon difference. That has never made any sense either.
    paultaylorsr10

    Different counties have different taxes.

    Also need to reduce gas tax so our gas prices are always lower than all the surrounding states - they laugh at us, fill up before they come to NC and when they get across the border. If our gas was significantly less expensive they would wait to get here to fill up and we would have a lot more taxes. Also, can we now get rid of the tolls in NC???
    Tax Man

    How do you propose we pay for roads then? NC has more miles of road than surrounding states, over 50,000 miles more than VA or SC...which is why the gas tax is higher, since that's where that $ goes.

  • balog Nov 9, 7:55 p.m.

    "And then can ya’ll work on that financial hemorrhaging that was caused and perpetuated by 142 years of Democrat rule?"

    Yes because how dare the dems create places like RTP and grow the unc system from agricultural colleges to powerhouse research insitutions. Let's just defun them all so that way the few counties in this state that carry the rest of the state can be as backwards and ignorant as Surry, Franklin, and Caswell counties - I do not see big biotech and technology firms setting up shop down in Johnston. You can thank those horrible dems for making this state so attractive to businesses. Otherwise with ignorant republican rule, we would still be runningmills down by te eno river and picking cotton out in alamance country.

  • autismawareness Nov 9, 7:40 p.m.

    stop spending stop taking care of people

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 9, 7:30 p.m.

    Verify a tax payers 20 (twenty) dependents. That might help.
    okayiquit

    budget cut eliminated that job. We've all made sacrfices in this economy citizen. We cant bust every deadbeat, just the dumb ones, but they we have to take care of them while they are in jail and all the free stuff they get while they are in there. If you really look at it, we're all in a revolving door of some sort.

  • godnessgracious2 Nov 9, 7:14 p.m.

    Raise taxes on people making less than 30k! That'll show 'em!

  • beaupeep Nov 9, 7:13 p.m.

    Well, there's only 5 billionaires....

    Hardly a dent, tool.

  • geosol Nov 9, 7:03 p.m.

    Cut taxes for billionaires and raise them for the poor and middle class! Let the Tar Heel trickle down begin!!!!

  • beaupeep Nov 9, 7:00 p.m.

    "Some of the best minds in North Carolina have been working on this for 20 years and have yet to overcome some of the political and entrenched special interest opposition...."

    You mean when the Dems were in control?

  • storchheim Nov 9, 7:00 p.m.

    I like the proposal. You can cut your own hair or yard and save yourself the proposed sales taxes, so you can control that a bit. Then if personal and corp tax rates are lowered, it's easy to attract business here because we have so much else going for us here, plus, everybody gets a share of the reduction.

    If people keep more, they may spend it or pay down bills, businesses get some back payments and can give raises or hire another person, who gets off assistance, earns, spends, and so it goes.

  • oleguy Nov 9, 6:55 p.m.

    Cut spending, reduce taxes, We the people have had enough,
    Reduce the size of Govt,,,,

  • Dogs_Rules Nov 9, 6:54 p.m.

    "In its place tax each dependent."

    My God, you really are Superman.

  • Dogs_Rules Nov 9, 6:52 p.m.

    And then can ya’ll work on that financial hemorrhaging that was caused and perpetuated by 142 years of Democrat rule?

  • bateeter Nov 9, 6:51 p.m.

    Will the new GOP majority reform the tax system so that I don't have to report as income my previous years refund. Really I already paid taxes when I made that $.

  • changedmyname Nov 9, 6:50 p.m.

    Verify a tax payers 20 (twenty) dependents. That might help.

  • superman Nov 9, 6:49 p.m.

    Get rid of the deduction for dependents. In its place tax each dependent. People should pay more taxes when they have children. The more children you have the less tax you pay and the more welfare you receive!. This is a serious flaw with the current tax structure.

  • oldaltar Nov 9, 6:37 p.m.

    Reduce the corporate taxes and raise everyone taxes. Almost everyone uses a service.

  • 20K Nov 9, 6:36 p.m.

    Thank God North Carolina voters were smarter than most others nationwide!!! Maybe we can get some common sense into state and local government!!! Our nation is in trouble and Im afraid things are going to get ugly in the next four years!!! John F Kennedy said in his 1961 inaugration speech Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You but What can you do for your Country! Now it is reverse What can my country do for me!!! Our nation's best days are behind us now! We are weak and other countries know it! They will begin to control world events more and more in the coming years and America will no longer be in control!!! We are destroying ourselves!!! I hope and pray Im wrong but time will tell!!!

  • smalldogsrule Nov 9, 6:34 p.m.

    Can we please lose the stupid property tax on cars? It is unfairly applied anyway.

  • paultaylorsr100 Nov 9, 6:31 p.m.

    You can also leave the Triangle, go to Mebane on I-85 and see a 10-15 cent a gallon difference. That has never made any sense either.

  • ykm Nov 9, 6:30 p.m.

    Fair tax, fair tax, fair tax,

  • whatelseisnew Nov 9, 6:26 p.m.

    I do not like the sales tax idea. If you completely eliminated income tax and property tax, then I have no problem with it. But even with a lower rate, you are taxing me again on what I have left in my pocket. The sales tax does have the advantage of coming across a broader base, but it is dangerous. Down the road they can easily jack up the income tax again. One of the things that I wish could be fixed is taxing Federal pensions, except for Military people that ACTUALLY served in a War zone. Unfortunately a court case stipulates that anyone vested in a Federal Pension by a certain date does not have to pay State Income Tax. People with private pensions have no such protection. So how lovely, the private person paid the salary and benefits of Federal Workers and now get to provide a safe tax haven for those same people. That is obscene.

  • Tax Man Nov 9, 6:13 p.m.

    Also need to reduce gas tax so our gas prices are always lower than all the surrounding states - they laugh at us, fill up before they come to NC and when they get across the border. If our gas was significantly less expensive they would wait to get here to fill up and we would have a lot more taxes. Also, can we now get rid of the tolls in NC???

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