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Debate over which taxes to raise and by how much

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State Democratic leaders have decided a $4 billion budget shortfall has to bridged with some kind tax increases. But they are divided about what kind of taxes to raise, and by how much. The latest idea from key Democrats is to raise $900 million with new sales taxes on dozens of new services and amusements, like bowling, golf, even NASCAR tickets. Republican leaders vow they will oppose all suggestions of tax increases, saying they would hurt the state economy. "Every year they want more taxes. The people ought to finally conclude that if they want to pay more taxes, they ought to vote for more Democrats," said Wake County Republican Paul Stam. A handful of key Democrats were scheduled to meet again late Monday afternoon to try to come closer to an agreement. The new budget year starts July 1st.

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Most people move here from out of state due to lower taxes and better climate. Raise taxes and fees and NC won't be so appealing. This would hit those on fixed incomes the hardest.

No More Taxes!!!!!!!!!

The leadership of this state has overtaxed the people and wasted the money and even taken money supposed to go to our roads and now they have the audacity to want us to pay more. The people have to live within what they make and it's time this state do the same. It's Time to Lower Taxes!!!!! It's Time to SAY NO!!!!!!!