Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Taxpayers Who Matter, Unlike the Rest of You, Who Don't

The Great Flat-Taxing of North Carolina is producing heat for the Republican General Assembly, but there's only one brand of heat that gets action from The Honorables and that's old people heat. The Great Flat-Taxing threw out tax deductions of all varieties, but throwing out medical deductions has gotten older voters exercised, and the thing about older voters is they vote. And as there's been no concerted effort in Raleigh to suppress their vote, they're particularly dangerous to incumbents, like no other voting bloc.

So quicker'n you can say "my baloney has a first name," the House Aging Committee will meet at 11 a.m. to quickly begin correctional action -- a bill that would restore the state tax deduction for older residents' medical expenses.

Now that's power.

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