North Carolina Republicans are stepping out on a political high-wire.
Surely, most people love the idea of not paying personal or corporate income taxes.
But then you start looking at the details. Every business would pay a receipts tax. Everybody would pay (and businesses bill and pay) a tax on services – medical care, lottery tickets, haircuts, dentist visits, housekeeping and lawyers’ fees, just to name a few.
And your grocery taxes go up 400 percent.
Tax reform plans usually start out great, then wither when people see the details.