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Unread 04-17-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Great post Ani, I tried to give you an "at-a-girl" but I have to spread it around.
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Unread 04-18-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I have a feeling NC will eventually see their population increase level off. Its a nice state, but it does seem to collect so many different types of taxes. The housing is not really all that cheap any longer, so really what is the attraction? Is it just because its cheaper over all than NJ or NY or Fla? If so really how long is that going to last? The method a state chooses to tax its citizens is a major consideration when choosing where one lives so Im curious? I am curious why does NC have so many taxes for this that and everything?
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Unread 04-20-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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I have a feeling NC will eventually see their population increase level off. Its a nice state, but it does seem to collect so many different types of taxes. The housing is not really all that cheap any longer, so really what is the attraction? Is it just because its cheaper over all than NJ or NY or Fla? If so really how long is that going to last? The method a state chooses to tax its citizens is a major consideration when choosing where one lives so Im curious? I am curious why does NC have so many taxes for this that and everything?
Well - the DEMS in the eastern part of this state - wh/ usually holds the most voting power in the General Assembly - have used taxation as a method to raise money for projects in the eastern part of the state. With Charlotte being the revenue center for the state, the more taxation, the bigger the budget - w/ most of the spoils going to the eastern part of the state.

That may sound over simplistic, but it is how things have worked here for two hundred years, LOL. The eastern part of the state used to have more wealth, b/c of tobacco. Now, Charlotte is the biggest revenue center for the state and the eastern part of the state has less population than the western . . . so you raise taxes and this means the areas w/ the most population and highest per capita income are putting more into the coffers. But the money is unevenly returned back to municipalities . . . wh/ is why Charlotte sits w/ unfinished road projects and burgs in the eastern part of the state have freeways. It is nuts! The only way to overcome this is to have a strong 2 party system here . . . but it seems a lot of newcomers are voting straight DEM tickets . . . so . . . until the public figures it out, this is just the way it is.

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Unread 07-03-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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I agree, coming from California, when my husband got stationed here we're both making less money and the state taxes, food tax, vehicle tax, subdivision taxes ( which where we live in Peletier off cape carteret is considered a subdivision but they're double wide trailers ha ha!) It's just ridiculous we are ready to go back to California. We made more money and saved alot more. Here its just ridiculous how they rent all the properties and just rape your BAH because the real estate companies know military people are here and that's just wrong! They take all of your BAH and your're stuck with nothing. NC is NOT a favorite among military personnel.
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Unread 07-05-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: North of Hell, South of Heaven.
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Roads? Really? Because the new tire I just had to buy would disagree with that statement. Now, maybe it's because I live in Charlotte and we'd rather construct a subsidized "look at us!" light rail that goes a whole two directions rather than keep our roads smooth and pothole free, but I'm not seeing these great smooth roads other people talk about. In fact, NC has some of the worst roads I've ever driven on. Now, given the fact that I drive a sports sedan outfitted with stiff sidewalled sticky low profile tires, I might feel more of the cracks and bumps than others. So yeah. In this North Carolina resident's opinion (and I've been practically ALL over our great state) I'm going to need a more concrete, reasonable reason why we must live under such crappy tax conditions when compared to our neighbors. Roads and infrastructure. Give me a break
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Unread 07-05-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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If y'all don't like it, y'all can go back where ya came from!!! Ya come here and then all ya do is complain, complain, complain!!!

(Just kidding.)

A Transplanted Yankee
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Unread 07-12-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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I agree, coming from California, when my husband got stationed here we're both making less money and the state taxes, food tax, vehicle tax, subdivision taxes ( which where we live in Peletier off cape carteret is considered a subdivision but they're double wide trailers ha ha!) It's just ridiculous we are ready to go back to California. We made more money and saved alot more. Here its just ridiculous how they rent all the properties and just rape your BAH because the real estate companies know military people are here and that's just wrong! They take all of your BAH and your're stuck with nothing. NC is NOT a favorite among military personnel.

Funny, when I was in Quantico, I knew plenty who couldn't wait to get back to NC. I also know alot of people who decided to stay in NC after getting out of the military. Staying in Cape Carteret, I'm assuming you're stationed at Lejeune. Lejeune BAH, isn't enough to stay in Carteret County. Cherry Point gets theirr BAH rate based off Carteret (even though it's in Craven) and it's the third highest in the state. Still, NC is way cheaper than N. VA.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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As someone stated in an earlier post, you have to look at road maintenance and who is responsible for it. The state picks up the tab on many of our roads (rather than the municipalities in which the roads are located).

And for anyone who thinks the roads are horrible here . . . how many states have you driven in? I think more roads are needed (and expansion of existing roads is certainly needed) but as far as maintenance, I have run into (literally) some really bad highways in many other states.

Our Gov is getting ready to raise taxes again, assuming she can convince the General Assembly to go along with it. This time, it looks like another sales tax.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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July 12, 2009
A Lesson in Stupid Tax Policy

By Daniel Salvaterra


North Carolina is a state with a huge budget deficit. It is one of the worst state deficits in the nation at $4.6 billion or 21% of the general fund budget for fiscal year 2010. In addition, North Carolina has the 5th worst unemployment rate in the country at 11.1%, and just missed the top 10 lists of the worst states in the country for business (39th here, and 38th here).


http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/...ax_policy.html

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Unread 07-14-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: North of Hell, South of Heaven.
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Great article. I'll take a Governor that cheats on his wife over a Governor that raises my taxes even more, all while talking out of both sides of her mouth. Hurry up, moving truck!
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