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  •  They can't do that for federal taxes... (7+ / 0-)

    ...but the North Carolina legislature does have the power to define a legal dependent for purposes of state taxes.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 09:05:57 PM PDT

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    •  But, of their state only (1+ / 0-)
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      They can't define Kansas' exemptions. What is it they are trying to do? Harm other states or their own? What am I not getting? If a NC student in another state votes, why can't they vote absentee back in NC?

      I are confused.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:39:32 AM PDT

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      •  It's not about other states. (3+ / 0-)
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        bleeding blue, NWTerriD, high uintas

        It's really about getting rid of the concentration of Democratic votes around the college towns in North Carolina, which elect Democrats to the state legislature and US House, and dispersing all of those votes across various gerrymandered Republican districts where they won't make a difference.

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 11:38:07 AM PDT

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