Taxpayer Protection Act

January 1st, 2016 by

What Could Possibly Be Wrong With a “Taxpayer Protection Act?” (SB 607)

Representative Paul Stam

December 2015

The 2015 NC GOP platform (Article II) states, “The government should tax only to raise money for its essential functions. We support a thorough review of expenditures each year, and we support a tax payer’s bill of rights.” “Tabor” is the usual acronym for this type of bill, meaning a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights.” A goal I share with proponents of SB 607  is a mechanism that will restrain state government from overspending.

But does SB 607 “Taxpayer Protection Act,” a constitutional Amendment proposed by the Senate in 2015, embody these principles? Does it expand taxpayer rights or constrict them? And why is it a constitutional amendment?

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