by Michael Lowrey
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.