Nearly $3 Billion Now, Figure Would Grow Over Time
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Contact: Francis De Luca, 919-834-2099 firstname.lastname@example.org
The “Moral Monday” protestors, led by the state chapter of the NAACP, have a list of demands that, if implemented, would cost North Carolina taxpayers nearly $3 billion dollars now. That figure would likely grow each year going forward as government programs expand. The $3 billion figure represents about 15 percent of the current state budget.
“The leaders of the Monday protests have not only milked the taxpayers of North Carolina for more than a hundred million dollars over the last several years, but if their demands were to be implemented they would blow a hole in the state budget,” said Francis X. De Luca, president of the Civitas Institute.
The list of complaints presented by the Moral Monday crowd and the state NAACP are long, and most involve reaching into taxpayers’ wallets. For instance, a look at the state NAACP’s website shows a list of demands the group would like enacted. Their “14-Point People’s Agenda” actually includes 62 action items, most of which would cost “the people” of North Carolina more tax dollars.
In fact, that $3 billion estimate is based on a partial list of demands for which a cost estimate could readily be made.
Moreover, calls for increases in the state’s minimum wage would result in tens of thousands of North Carolina’s working poor losing their jobs.
“Putting a price tag on even a partial listing of their demands shows that implementation of the ‘Moral Monday’ crowd’s desires would create a crushing financial burden on North Carolinians. The result would be rising poverty, more joblessness and greater concentration of power in the hands of government,” added De Luca.
To see the full article detailing cost estimates for the “Moral Monday” demands, click here.