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TABOR -- A Tourniquet Around the Bloodlines of Our Republic

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TABOR:  The Taxpayer Bill of Rights, an Orwellian  misnomer,  another catchy acronym that acts like a Trojan horse.   The latest disaster cooked up by the No. Carolina General Assembly, dominated by Tea Party extremists: a constitutional amendment to lock in steep tax cuts .. 'That proposal is a political tourniquet, and just as limited blood flow would cause harm to the skeletal system in a body, this measure would cause the state’s infrastructure to slowly disintegrate, cutting  off a vital source of revenue that the state needs and make it virtually impossible for future lawmakers to use the income tax to increase state investments, even in times of emergencies, It  locks in place 2013 massive tax cuts for the wealthy, and  threatens funding for public schools, health care, environmental protections and makes decisions for future members of the General Assembly.

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