by Becki Gray
Former Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
Madison County Commissioner, Jim Baker says support the Brown sales tax plan. They need extra sales tax revenue so they can offer special interest incentives.
The governor says don’t support the Brown sales tax plan. His NC Competes, chocked full of expanded economic incentive programs will do the trick.
How to solve the dilemma? Do away with incentives and use tax revenue for core functions of government and let people keep more of their money to spend/invest as they choose. Create a fair playing field for economic growth and job creation.
And then be honest about how the money’s spent.