What happens when you slash taxes and decimate the workforce?

You end up with a significant shortfall in tax revenues. Surprise, surprise.

The report shows a recession-like drop in personal income tax withholdings since the start of the calendar year, and personal income tax collections now lag forecasts by $221.3 million.

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Not to worry. Nelson Dollar is on the job.

Rep. Nelson Dollar, a Republican from Cary and the chief budget writer in the House, said that the strong sales tax figures and lower unemployment numbers still suggest that the economy is improving. He added that there is no reason to believe that lawmakers won’t be able to manage with the revenue that is being collected and that putting more money in the hands of working families is a good thing.

Putting more money in the hands of working families? Scott Mooneyham should have called bullshit on that fiction.

This gonna hurt

But it sure will be fun to watch their asinine ideology explode in their faces.

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"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

It will be interesting

To see how long they keep up the charade that everything is fantastic, and how long some people continue to believe them.

They're hoping it lasts til November. Given the gullibility and ignorance of a large portion of NC voters, they might make it.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Gosh, golly, gee

a budget shortfall? I wonder who gets to tighten their belts?



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