Stuart Egan: Tea Party Legislature in North Carolina Seeks to Lock Steep Tax Cuts into the State Constitution

Thanks to Dr. Raitch for posting.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Stuart Egan, NBCT high school teacher in North Carolina, describes the latest disaster cooked up by the North Carolina General Assembly, which is dominated by Tea Party extremists: a constitutional amendment to lock in steep tax cuts.

The General Assembly majority calls it TABOR, a Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

Egan calls it “A Tourniquet Around the Bloodlines of Our Republic.”


GOP leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly are pushing for a proposal to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would cap the income tax rate a 5.5% (currently it is 10%).

That proposal is a political tourniquet, pure and simple. And just as limited blood flow would cause harm to the skeletal system in a body, this measure would cause our state’s infrastructure to slowly disintegrate.

Chris Fitzsimon puts it very bluntly in his latest “The Follies” from June 17, 2016 (http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2016/06/17/the-follies-253/). He states,

“As the…

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One thought on “Stuart Egan: Tea Party Legislature in North Carolina Seeks to Lock Steep Tax Cuts into the State Constitution

  1. Is this something like what has been happening in Kansas, where they blithely cut taxes and are now are struggling even to HAVE public schools? The voters can’t seem to make a connection between the two entities.

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