Ron Brown: Economic drivel

February 17, 2013 

Economic drivel

It was with great interest that I began reading Brian Balfour’s “ ‘Regressive’ tax is a relative term” on Feb. 11.

I saw that this degreed economist feels that the sales tax is not regressive as compared to the graduated income tax, then I saw that North Carolina’s income tax has forced entrepreneurs and investors to take their job creating to other states.

I have no idea what the rest of the piece said, because that was enough voodoo economics drivel for one sitting. I looked him up on the internet, and saw Koch, Koch, Koch. I have no idea what the rest of it said. This is what passes for policy analysis with the right? Are you choosing what you print by number of words in the piece compared to space available on the page?

Ron Brown


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