AGC bragging about Republican tax increase

Carolinas AGC is touting all the success in the past legislative session, chief among their successes being the General Assembly's failure to cap the gasoline tax.

The General Assembly cut the state sales tax by 1 cent, resulting in the loss of more than 20,000 state jobs, including an estimated 15,000 in education. No doubt this was payback by the Radical Republicans for the NCAE's opposition to their anti-teacher and anti-education platform.

But apparently not every tax cut is a good idea, as the Republican lawmakers allowed the state's gasoline tax to increase by 2 cents per gallon on July 1. This "let it go up" strategy was no doubt in appreciation to Carolinas AGC, who overwhelmingly supported Republican candidates during the 2010 election.

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