NC in the middle on taxation

Contrary to what local Free-Marketers would have you believe, our state is not the Tax King of the region:

According to the Tax Foundation’s state and local per-capita tax burden for fiscal year 2008, North Carolina ranks 28th with an average of $3,663 paid per person.

You may wonder how we compare to our neighbors. Well, we’re right smack in the middle there too. Virginia and Georgia are higher while Tennessee and South Carolina are lower.


To go along with that.

Monday numbers show total tax burden, including sales tax puts NC at 36th in nation and business tax the lowest in nation.

The real crime is the amount of federal revenue lost to the top 400 income households thanks to Bush tax cuts - 18 billion in 2007 alone

I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle...
John Stuart Mill 1866