In Raleigh, NC:
Bobby Snow is fed up with taxes – now even more so over proposed new ones.
Snow, who owns Bob’s Quality Car Care in Verona, is speaking out against the proposed N.C. Senate Finance Committee’s new tax reform plan that includes taxing certain services.
He and other area business owners are traveling to Raleigh June 3 for the “Take Back Our State Tea Party,” a statewide protest organized by Take Back Our State Coalition against the state’s increasing taxes.
“We get taxed enough already,” Snow said. “(Legislators) are targeting taxing a few services, one being auto repair work. People pay tax on parts now, but if this passes people will have to pay tax on service as well, which will likely double what they’re paying now. (The government) needs to cut spending and do away with wasteful spending.”
Under the plan, sales tax would drop to 6 percent in most places, but sales tax would be applied to more items including software downloaded over the Internet and services such as repairs.
Groups working together:
Take Back Our State Coalition members include the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Tax Reform, John Locke Foundation, John William Pope Civitas Institute, Wake County Taxpayers Association, Stop NC Annexation, FairTax and FreedomWorks.
N.C. State Tea Party June 3
Location: Halifax Mall, Downtown Raleigh
Time: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. rain or shine
Special speakers: Mary Katherine Ham, a Fox News political pundit and Weekly Standard writer, and Sam “Joe the plumber” Wurzelbacher, the Ohio man who became a focal point in the presidential election.
Transportation: A bus will travel from Jacksonville to the event. There is no charge for the bus, but donations are welcome. Those planning to go by bus must preregister at http://www.takebackourstate.org; arrive at Jacksonville Mall for an 11:30 a.m. departure and park near Starbucks. There will be no stop for lunch, but a boxed supper will be served on the trip home.
Tea Party schedule:
2 p.m. – Registration opens
2:30 p.m. – Buses arrive/passenger registration opens
2 – 4 p.m. – Legislative visits and briefing
4:30 p.m. – Take Back Our State Tea Party begins
7:30 p.m. – Buses depart