John Hood blogs here about Onslow County commissioners who’ve decided that voters don’t understand what a sales tax is and, thus, that’s why they’ve twice rejected the tax . This kind of silly spin reminds me of when, in 2008, Orange County commissioners appropriated $100,000 for an “education campaign” to convince voters the land transfer tax hike would be a dandy idea. Like folks in Onslow County, voters in Orange must have been confused since they rejected the transfer tax hike by a whopping 2-to-1 margin. Much to the chagrin of commissioners, even many Orange County progressives understand that tax hikes take money away from them.