North Carolina's Gov. Perdue wants temporary 1 cent tax increase.
What, is this a joke? There is no such thing as a temporary tax increase. Once it's in there baby it's in there to stay. Just how many times do we have to be hit over the head with buzzard vomit before we move away?
We here in North Carolina are already still paying for a so called temporary tax hike from 2001 and unless I am mistaken, that previous increase has been extended. She also wants to punish single people who earn $500,000 or more a year by taxing them more. Married couples earning $ 1 million would be charged more as well. If you look at those numbers the married couple is actually being charged the same as a single person only it's lumped together. She wants to charge 50 cents more for a pack of smokes and 2% more on beer and alcohol respectively. This same temporary tax hike rhetoric was spewed to all the Georgia residents years and years ago, think that temp tax has ended yet? Nope.
Smokers are able to go to another state and purchase cigarettes cheaper. Bootleggers use to buy here and sell across state lines, guess it will be the other way around now. It also looks like our fair Governor will be doing her part to help start a resurgence in tobacco and alcohol bootleggers and ridge runners like the old days. Plus as we lose more companies and people their jobs, more homes get foreclosed and stand empty, more people get desperate and buy and sell drugs Perdue might like to look to California's possible situation of growing Marijuana to get her needed revenue after she squeezes all of us to leave.
You don't just keep pouring water into a bucket with holes in it and expect it to fill up and solve all your problems, you first need to patch the holes to fix the problem. Perdue seems to think throwing more money from citizens pockets who already pay some of the highest state tax's will fix everything. Hell, the Government thinks only the citizens should learn to live on a budget. Her motto should read; If you can't get blood from the turnips, you just aren't squeezing hard enough.