One major increase would be the sales tax on groceries. It currently sits at 2 percent but would increase to 8 percent.
Shifting the tax burden away from corporations and North Carolinians with high incomes in the most regressive way imaginable would be awesome in and of itself, but just think of the other benefits:
- Quadrupling the sales tax on groceries could sharply lower North Carolina's obesity rate.
- NC would have what appears to be the highest grocery tax in the nation. We're Number One!
- Working people will take pride in knowing they pay as much to state coffers as big wheels like Art Pope. You want job creation? Try telling people that in North Carolina, we all live like millionaires.