The NC GOP tax shifters strike again: taxing power bills

This is what Republican tax reform looks like:

Just as we’ve begun warming up to the possibility of a business deal that could lead to a significant reduction in utility bills, news comes this week of a new sales tax to be applied to utility rates, courtesy of the N.C. General Assembly.

Tucked inside the tax reforms passed in 2013 by the Republican-led General Assembly was an end to a utility franchise fee paid by power companies to cities and towns in North Carolina. That fee generated about $2.3 million annually for Rocky Mount.

Now, business and residential power bills will be subject to a 7 percent sales tax.

In a perfect world, this would put the final nail in the coffin of Republicans' claims of, "cutting the taxes of regular folks," but we don't live there. We live in a world where conservatives spend their days glued to Faux News and getting their panties in a wad about BenghaziCare, while the demagogues they voted for cater to the 1% who fill their campaign war chests. Irony, you've found a comfortable home in NC.

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The Great GOP Tax Hike of 2013

Will be outdone by the Great GOP Tax Hike of 2014 ... meanwhile the sheeple populating the Old North State will drink the kool-aid (that's all they can afford) and celebrate their new-found freedoms with their assault rifles at the ready.

Yep.

And on the rare occasion they do realize they're being screwed, they're ready to blow it off with some, "Democrats diddit too!" nonsense. You can lead an elephant to water, but you can't stop him from spraying you with it when he gets there.

p.s. Getting ready to hit the road to do some more volunteer work this afternoon. "I'll be back."