Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Perdue: Tax reform a 'huge must-do'


The day the 2009 legislative session ended, Gov. Bev Perdue said that tax reform will be a priority for her next year. Mark Binker, capital correspondent for the Greensboro News & Record, reports on his blog that Perdue regards revenue restructuring as "a huge must-do for me."

This is an important key toward updating the state's revenue system. Here are some additional things I outlined in Sunday's column that are needed.

House Speaker Joe Hackney says it will take Perdue's support to get it passed -- though of course it will take his support, too. He has not been enthusiastic about it before. And it will need to be revenue neutral, he has said.

It would also be helpful to have bipartisan support, but right now that seems unlikely to develop, considering how sharply divided Democrats and Republicans were on how to write the 2009-10 budget in this past session. That broke on such a strong partisan line that it would be hard to imagine circumstances that would bring the GOP to the table.

In addition, next year is an election year for legislators. Anybody out there think that will help things along?

22 comments:

Ghoul said...

The first thing Bev and Basnight must do is get their hands out of the taxpayers' pockets for all of their pet projects and backroom payoffs for political contributors. Just a quick glance at this years budget shows all kinds of political graft and waste. New pier for Basnight, loop for Bev's hometown of New Bern. unny how the Observer fails to mention these things, yet cries at the lost of school funding, even after Bev raided the lottery fund to cover her expenses.

Anonymous said...

I think Bev's idea of tax reform is to find ways to take even more money from the hard working people of NC...

Anonymous said...

Now wait a second. Did she not just pass a massive tax/fee hike? And now she wants tax reform? Mr. Betts, your bow tie is much too tight.

Sam said...

Welcome to today's column in the Charlotte Observer "We Luv Liberals". CO Is Not Fair EVER !

Anonymous said...

whenever a democrat calls for tax reform, it's code for 'grab your wallet' cause you're about to pay a lot more for a lot less return.

JED said...

Anonymous 12:12 PM

It's more like...grab your ankles!

Bev is a tapeworm!!!

Anonymous said...

If the legislators were dead serious about tax reform, they would forego this "break" they are getting ready to take and stay in Raleigh to start work on the new system. But, there will never be a true reform if the legislators keep using these "breaks" to drum up more pork barrel spending in their districts. And, it doesn't matter if next year is election year or not because when one set of elected morons leave office, there is another set coming in right behind them. We the people will always be the losers because we are the ones that have to foot the bills created by this group of idiots.

Anonymous said...

if we hadn't of run tobacco out of the state none of this would be happening.

tobacco was a great thing, now we have no industry to pay for the stuff we need.

Anonymous said...

Impeach Bev Perdue!!

Barbara and Scott said...

If you all want to make a difference to save this state and country from corrupt ideologues like rainbows and puppy dogs Perdue, get ACTIVE.

http://accdf.com/

Anonymous said...

Hey Sugah Dumplin...how about the FAIRTAX plan for the state? Its the most equitable way for EVERYONE to pay THEIR FAIR SHARE!
It helps the POOR too!

www.Fairtax.org

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Anonymous said...

Bev Perdue is a LAIR!

传斌 said...
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Anonymous said...

Bev Perdue is a JOKE.

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Anonymous said...

"Every socialist is a disguised dictator" Ludwig Von Mises

Anonymous said...

Piss on Perdue, and the charlotte observer.

Anonymous said...

John Edwards was right about the concept of two America's. We have tax payers and tax spenders. Those are your two America's.

crystalsbass said...

And the spenders are about to outnumber the payers. Margaret Thatcher: "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money".

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