That hand you feel in your pocket

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” This saying is attributed to Gideon J. Tucker, and has been used by countless individuals since its initial 1866 use.

In North Carolina, it’s becoming something of a gallows humor catchphrase this year. It can be applied to a number of new or increased taxes being proposed throughout the state. Many of them will apply to your home, and especially the sale of your home. The NC Association of Realtors has the scoop on those.

Of course, those with the power to destroy don’t really care about the impact of their actions on the citizens they are supposed to represent. If they did, they’d work to find ways to make government less expensive, rather than ways to throw more money into its maw.

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