In her latest budget proposal, Gov. Perdue advocates again for taking $760 million out of the pockets of North Carolinians via a sales tax hike, and putting the hard-earned cash into the state’s bank account to be spent on expanding government. Whether it comes from Perdue, or from the Orange County commissioners, the economic policy from liberal elites is consistent, as well as flawed: spend and tax, spend and tax, spend and tax.