Friday, October 15, 2004

Tobacco tax increase?

Crabtree: Why not raise tax now that quota buyout has been passed by Congress?

Ballantine: Does not think taxes should be raised.

Easley: Yes, raising taxes would help curb teen smoking. And yes, it would help with health care costs associated with smoking. But there's not enough support in the General Assembly for a tax increase to pass.

2 Comments:

At October 15, 2004 at 3:07 PM, Blogger LLPH said...

>But there's not enough support in the General Assembly for a tax increase to pass.

Wait until after the election, in other words. Both of these guys will raise taxes. Barbara Howe, on the other hand, would not.

 
At October 15, 2004 at 3:19 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Patrick Ballantine signed a pledge (i.e. in writing) that he will not raise taxes. Mike Easley promised to cut taxes in 2000 and then broke that promise time and time again. Mike Easley won't commit to anything in writing because he knows its takes large volumes of cash to continue his wasteful spending on large, bloated programs that duplicate other state services. Oh and lets not forget his friends in the video poker industry ... you know ... the ones who got in hot water with the feds.

 

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