Sales taxes are too high in North Carolina. When I was growing up the sales tax was 3 percent. I recently paid 8 percent in Raleigh and my opponent recently introduced a bill that would increase local sales taxes in Cabarrus County by 22 percent. At the same time, he voted to give big corporations like Duke Energy a 16 percent tax reduction. This is not fair.
We were recently rated as “not tax friendly for retirees” by a national publication. I will work to make North Carolina tax friendly and a retirement destination.
I favor a constitutional amendment to limit both income and sales taxes to 7 percent. By limiting one without the other, we will see taxes on retirees climb even higher. I will work to protect working families and retirees from these high taxes.