State of North Carolina Archives: on Tax Reform


Paul Wright: Flat tax of 13%-- instead of current oppressive tax system

Power to tax is power to destroy. The Senate must transform our current oppressive tax system, especially its Marxist structure which penalizes work. (One nation in Europe now has a flat tax of only 13%--why not America? Unshackle American capital and let entrepreneurial enterprise and ingenuity again explode.)
Source: 2016 Campaign website for N.C. Senate, WrightForUSSenate.com Nov 11, 2015

David Rouzer: Great civilizations have low taxes & high revenues

At the height of each great civilization, taxes were low and revenues were high. At the end of each great civilization, taxes were high and revenues low. I believe this history is instructive.

We need to lower all taxes in order to provide people more of their money in order to help re-invigorate the economy and generate more revenues for the state. Lower taxes encourage innovation and reward hard work necessary to create economic growth and new innovations that benefit all of society.

In the State Senate I helped craft two balanced budgets without raising taxes on hard-working North Carolinians. I also proposed legislation to completely eliminate the state's burdensome gas tax that strains family budgets and small businesses.

We cannot tax our way back to prosperity. I fought for lower taxes in Raleigh and I will fight for lower taxes in Washington. The key to getting our economy back on track is cutting spending and limiting government.

Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, DavidRouzer.com Oct 10, 2014

Thom Tillis: FactCheck: Kept sales tax at 3% on yachts & jet owners

Claim: "Tillis sliced and diced education, creating chaos in our classrooms and hurting middle-class families, while giving tax breaks to yacht and jet owners."

Who made it: Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

The facts: The sales tax break has been around for decades, and it was maintained in budgets Sen. Kay Hagan helped write and pass when she was in the state Senate. When the GOP overhauled the state's tax code in 2013, it did away with some tax breaks but kept those. The maximum sales tax on yachts and jets, by the way, is 3 percent of the purchase price.

Source: News-Observer PacWatch & FactCheck on 2014 N.C. Senate race Oct 4, 2014

Thom Tillis: Repeal estate tax, except real estate & residents

Tillis voted YEA on HB 101: Repeals the State Estate Tax. Bill Passed House, 82-37. Highlights:
Source: N.C. House voting records (Votesmart 2013-2014 synopses) May 8, 2013

Pat McCrory: Cut individual and corporate income taxes

Source: N.C. Governor 2012 campaign website, patmccrory.com Nov 6, 2012

Pat McCrory: Fight unnecessary & burdensome federal taxes & regulations

As governor, Pat McCrory will fight unnecessary and burdensome mandates, taxes and regulations from the federal government. As long as North Carolina is subject to onerous mandates, taxes and regulations, especially relating to healthcare, businesses will be hesitant to expand or hire new workers because they cannot predict the future costs.
Source: N.C. Governor 2012 campaign website, patmccrory.com Nov 6, 2012

Elizabeth Dole: Sales tax, income tax, food tax, liquor tax: it’s too much

Dole said she had had enough. “My opponent has a long history of increasing North Carolina taxes across the board,” Dole said, “whether it’s sales tax, income tax, food tax, liquor tax, tobacco tax, tax on the wealthy, tax on the middle income, tax on the low income.... She has a record of turning a blind eye to immigration enforcement.”
Source: 2008 N.C. Senate Debate reported in Raleigh News & Observer Jun 22, 2008

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