Thursday, May 19, 2011

Liberals Can Donate Tax Refund to N.C. Government Programs


A North Carolina House Committee just passed H.R. 877 which allows citizens to donate their tax refunds to state programs.  Carolina Journal reports the following:

House Bill 877, Check Off Donation: Government Funding, would allow filers to donate all or a portion of their state income tax refunds to six accounts, including the Department of Public Instruction, the state university system, and the general fund.

“On the merits of it, I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking people to give a dollar or two to help out the state,” said Rep. Marcus Brandon, D-Guilford.

This should be a liberal’s wet dream.  But there are those who see H.R. 877 as a threat to their power:

Other Democrats disagreed. “This totally undermines the legislative process, and it’s why it’s not a good idea,” said Rep. Paul Luebke, D-Durham.

Rep. Paul Luebke would rather have us pay a 1% sales tax so he can decide where the money goes, instead of this voluntary program where the citizens deem who is more worthy.

I believe the federal government should adopt this idea.  Let the socialist donate their money to a profligate legislative body, instead of confiscating the wealth of others.  Maybe then they’ll shut their mouths; but we all know that is just a pipe dream.

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