“I have had a business relationship with Wesley for over twelve years, and I can confidently say that he is the common sense fiscal conservative voice we need. He has the experience necessary to be able to weigh the difference between the public good and the outright wasteful spending that is the current trend eroding the private economy. “ Tom Pollitt, small business owner
“Wesley shares the same ideals I do. He is all for fiscal responsibility, job creation, and lowering taxes, which is absolutely NOT what is happening in Raleigh right now.” Jim Mozingo
I’ve owned my own business for over 20 years now, and know first-hand what it’s like to struggle to make payroll. I’ve watched with dismay as start-ups and long established businesses alike have crumbled under this current job killing administration. North Carolina has the highest corporate, state income, and gas tax rates. These high taxes are scaring away businesses from relocating here, and shutting down those we do have. Job creation, not government bailouts, is the key to revitalizing our economy. We must create an environment that encourages business growth, and restores our job market. I understand that the best way to achieve this is to lower taxes, reduce the paralyzing government regulations, and let businesses compete in a free and fair market. Capitalism, not government takeover, will take us there.
North Carolina has earned the unfortunate nickname of “Highest Taxed State in the Southeast.”
Our state income, corporate, and gas taxes are far higher than those of our neighboring states. It’s driving away business, and keeping our residents from being able to stay afloat, much less save for the future. Raising taxes has long been the Democrat way to balance the budget, rather than make cuts that every other family in North Carolina has to make. I have always voted against every tax increase, and will continue to do so. I firmly believe that our hardworking residents deserve to be able to keep more of what they earn.
Did you know that your current legislators in Raleigh voted to spend $25 million on a pier in Nags Head? Or that they voted to increase North Carolina debt by $1 billion dollars? And this was done while North Carolina is facing the worst recession since the Great Depression. Raleigh is out of touch with the concerns of every day citizens. Pet projects continue to get funded while cuts in important areas like education are made. And if there isn’t enough money to cover it all, they just raise taxes…year after year. We have to stop this foolish spending, and do what every other North Carolinian has to do—live within our means.
A quality public education should be available for every North Carolinian. But in spite of passing $1 billion in new state taxes last year, the Democrats in Raleigh cut hundreds of millions of dollars in education funds and caused thousands of teachers to lose their jobs. Schools had to cut AP programs, foreign language and science programs, and pile 35 students or more into classrooms. However, they made sure to include $34 million in the budget to fund education for our prisoners. What message are we sending to our students? We need to put our teachers back into their jobs, and our children back into their classes. We need to implement performance based raises for our teachers, and expand public charter school opportunities for our students. We must fund our schools, give our teachers the resources they need to do their jobs, and give our children the opportunity to learn…bottom line.