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Monday, June 25, 2012

Charlotte City Budget Woes

There’s no point to try to write something better about the City Council vote tonight than what Pundit House already compiled.  Check out several in-depth articles at, especially City Budget Bunglers from June 15th,
Foxx and Walton have previously argued a tax hike is needed to fund projects that would stimulate investment in low-income neighborhoods and bolster property values there, reversing what Walton has called an “unsustainable” trend that leeches about half of the city’s property tax base from its northern and southern suburbs.

Also, so many people enjoyed the Muppets Mashup in last week’s post of Tom Waits’ “God’s Away on Business” that citynewswatch offers another fitting distraction to consider in the midst of the Charlotte Budget Battle via Brainpickings:  Can you imagine a more perfect illustration of “JETTISON” at a better time?

"The project is part Radiolab Homage To Words, part Johnny Carrera’s Visual Dictionary Of Curiosities, and altogether wonderful." -- Maria Popova of

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