Tax "initiatives" (i.e. raising taxes) are on the ballot in several North Carolina counties as I'm sure they are on the ballot across the nation as Americans go to the polls for local elections. George Washington rightly said, "No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant."
Unnecessary taxation hurts individuals and businesses. When government policy lowers or limits taxes it always results in a stronger economy. While I agree taxes are necessary, I must disagree with any policy that raises taxes first and never looks at how to make government more efficient and need less taxation.
It is never wise to vote for higher or new taxes. Instead we must demand fiscal accountability by government at all levels.