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  •  Just like the rest (1+ / 0-)
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    of their bone-headed, knee-jerk legislation, this one doesn't even meet their goal.

    NC cannot bar anyone from getting a deduction on another state's income tax. Period.

    The deduction they're targeting, according to the NC GOP, is on the federal tax form, which they can not affect.  Since they can't take that federalmoney from families, they instead say they will disallow that new, lower "adjusted income" on state tax forms.

    Question - How can NC force the state of, say California, to disqualify a legal federal tax deduction, and a legally claimed reflection of that in their state income taxes?  Just because their child has paid to go to a college in NC?

    Answer - they can't.

    So, once again, a piece of unenforceable, un-Constitutional legislative "candy", meant to appeal to the children on the far-right, and ends up punishing people other than those they were targeting. Rather than the out of state students from those "liberal" bastions, like South Carolina and Mississippi, it punishes in-state students like my daughter, who lives in Asheville, where she goes to school, rather than Raleigh.

    Kudos, GOP!  Next we'll just need a fitting name, to more accurately portray what this bill is truly designed to do -

    "The Virginia Foxx Protection Act".

    (Actually, if we just sell it as an Environmental/Animal Protection Act, and they'll vote against their own bill.  They have become that reactionary!)

    Or maybe, more plainly, the "Don't Send Your College Students to NC Act", adding yet another group to Gov. McCrory's new "Please Don't Come to NC! agenda.

    "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato

    by Bcre8ve on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 11:59:17 AM PDT

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