Richard Rohrs: Destructive cycle

June 30, 2014 

I have to totally agree with Phil Berger’s June 27 response to William Barber’s “A moral budget for North Carolina.” In typical liberal fashion, the left can never give you specifics on how to help the poor or the unemployed except to spend more and more taxpayer money on big government programs. They want to spend money now without a means to pay for it then raise taxes when the money runs out.

You can repeat that cycle only so long until the taxes are high enough to drive businesses away and people move to get out from under the high tax burdens. The end result: more government debt, more poverty from unemployment and a deterioration of infrastructure from lack of a strong tax base to support it.

If you don’t believe me, look at all the big cities that are run in this fashion: Detroit, Chicago, Camden, N.J., just to name a few.

Richard Rohrs


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