Says essentially the case hasn’t been made for this specific tax increase now. Does this in any way bother Trevor Fuller or George Dunlap? Of course not. As Dunlap said: “This is about the people of Mecklenburg County, not about the Chamber” — as in his desire to tax all the people of Mecklenburg more to provide benefits to select core constituencies in a manner that maximizes the odds that Fuller and other Democrats at the state and local level get elected. That this involves a tax that most hurts the poor is completely irrelevant to the political calculus at play.