Tag:federal debt

  • State tax cut a must after citizens told to sacrifice

    In the name of safety and at times part political theater, North Carolinians spent over a year following stringent emergency orders because of the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses shuttered, citizens lost their livelihood, millions eschewed social events or celebrations of any kind. Many young people are still hampered by mask mandates…

  • Federal bailout will punish our state

    In the aftermath of the Great Recession, we learned it was both unfair and dangerous to let bankers take big risks backed by promises of bailouts. That same lesson applies to state and local politicians.

  • A ballooning federal debt no one is talking about 

    The only thing more worrying than the federal government’s recent announcement that the debt had reached $22 trillion, or 104 percent of GDP, was that it generated such little attention.    In the 1980s and 1990s, by contrast, the issue was a central feature of the national…