North Carolina Democrats Say Tax Deal Imminent

House and Senate Democrats are close to a deal on how to generate $1 billion in new taxes this year in North Carolina.

Leaders in both chambers said Tuesday a tentative agreement on
how to raise the revenues could come very soon.

Finding such a deal has been the key obstacle to passage of a permanent budget three weeks after the new fiscal year began.

House Speaker Joe Hackney said the chamber's Democrats were
meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the offer.

Senate tax negotiator David Hoyle said his side has offered sales and income tax increases as well as higher excise taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. Hoyle said the Senate withdrew its effort to overhaul the tax system and expand greatly the number of services subject to the sales tax.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 27, 2009 at 01:33 PM
    Its OK Buzz, I had to take that one. I am thick skinned not thick headed like him. Now the race card is being played on me. Well, Lavon, if this is true what I hear about Obama, I could have voted on the white Obama afterall he is half and half. Well, Lavon, No, I didn't vote for him due to what it said he would do the US, make it a social run country in his book. You know, the one that most of you never read. I also did research about his history on the internet and what he voted for. He is a socialist/marxist liberal. You know that freedom you spoke of? Well, this it like the soviet union and how they controlled everything you do and did. This happened to be what you voted for. So, how much snake oil did you drinketh of?
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Jul 23, 2009 at 04:00 AM
    you guys dont need to even respond to Lavon's posts, you know he's only trying get in your grits, and it appearently works. None of the rest of us even pay attention to the posts. Have fun with it Lavon. Buzz-
  • by Fact Dog Location: NC on Jul 22, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    Well we al know that the only thing democrats can do is TAX AND SPEND.They do not know how to stop waste in state government.I see it every day I leave home and its not hundreds of dollars but thousands of dollars.So we will get it again high taxes and high waste.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jul 22, 2009 at 05:00 PM
    Hey Snake Oil make sure you watch Obama's speech in a few min. That's going to be some good stuff you know. Just make sure you watch it because you might learn something. Oh are you still mad because you have a black President? You just couldn't bring yourself to vote for a balck man could you? You da man dude!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 22, 2009 at 04:11 PM
    Well Lavon, blaming Bush...ha, ha, ha ha, really laughing out loud, it even distured my dog to bark. Your man is at the helm right now and steering for ground. He struck and iceburg, ran out of your money and needs more for boat repairs. What is really funny is you nitwit voted for him. You are so naieve, you voted for the guy who suckered you in, and I am a democrat.......really funny. George..bahhhhhhbahhhha, you have no idea what you are saying now, stop drinking already. Go to Betty Ford clinics, they are everywhere you know. He spent more in 6 months than W spent in 8 years and it is his fault....bbbaaaahhhhhhh
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:56 PM
    Lavon: sooner or later you will realise that Bush is not president any longer. Your boy Obama is like a spoiled kid (we won), will not give congress time to review bills, demands bills be passed immediately, blames Bush for all his problems, surrounds himself with the Chicago mafia, how many times did Bush take his whole family to the EU and Africa, did Bush ever have a "date night" that cost the tax payer $60K, should we rename GM to Obama/UAW Motors? This country remains strong, not because of the politicians but because of the PEOPLE. God Bless America,fly the Flag and God bless our troops.
  • by RobH Location: Greenville on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:34 PM
    Socialism works up until the government runs out of other peoples money to spend and I think we are getting real close to that point. Dems always seem to raise taxes and Rep always seem to lower taxes let me think who will I vote for next time? Hmmmm.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:18 PM
    You know the best thing about this public option that WILL! get passed? You don't even have to get on it. LOl!!!
  • by lavon Location: goldsboro on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:15 PM
    To the last one that commented on my post whatever your name is- Your money is is going to the greedy caucasions in corporate America and on Capitol Hill. What you gotta say about that
  • by Nuff Said on Jul 22, 2009 at 02:40 PM
    Lavon I think that you may need an economics class. Just because you can print money DOES NOT mean that the money is actually worth anymore than the paper it's printed on. Now I know why you are such an avid Obama supporter, because you, just as the chosen one, have no clue as to what you are talking about. Here's a novel idea why don't you use the internet to try and learn something other than what Chris Brown and Rhiana are doing or checking out so that maybe just maybe you won't continue to embarrass yourself.

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