State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Corporations


Deborah Ross: Corporations and wealthiest should pay their fair share

Q: On Taxes: Signed Americans for Tax Reform Pledge to oppose "any and all" tax increases to raise revenue?

Burr: Yes

Ross: No

Q: On Taxes: Increase taxes on corporations and/or high-income individuals to pay for public services?

Burr: No

Ross: Yes. Wants "corporations and the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share."

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 North Carolina Senate race Oct 9, 2016

Thom Tillis: AdWatch: began working at 15; postponed college until later

Thom Tillis will begin running the second TV advertisement of his US Senate campaign, once again highlighting his business background. Unlike his first ad, Tillis does not name Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in the spot. Rather, he references the "train wreck in Washington."

The 30-second spot is mainly biographical.

His commercial doesn't mention that he is in his second term as state House speaker, one of the two most influential legislative positions in the state. Rather, he mentions working as a short-order cook at 15 and the fact he put off college until later in life, eventually rising to become a partner at IBM.

Democrats pounced on the omission of his legislative service in their response to the ad Thursday. "Tillis talks about opportunity, but his record in the General Assembly, on which he has promised he will run, and his policy positions tell a much different story," said a spokeswoman for Hagan.

Source: WRAL-5 AdWatch on 2014 North Carolina Senate race Mar 6, 2014

Bev Perdue: Tax relief for corporations from highest rate in southeast

Tonight I propose giving North Carolina one more tool to attract new jobs and to grow jobs here in existing small businesses: Tax relief for corporations and for small businesses. Right now, we have the highest corporate tax rate in the southeast. That means our businesses are paying more taxes when they could be creating jobs. That's a strike against us from Day One as we work to convince businesses that North Carolina is the best value. Businesses look at more than the bottom line, but the botto line is the big difference maker in a company's relocation decision. So in this budget--we will continue to fund our business incentives for job growth and job recruitment. And I am asking the General Assembly to lower our corporate tax rate to 4.9%--the lowest in the southeast and one of the lowest in the nation. This change will push North Carolina to the forefront in growing jobs for our people. And that, my friends, must be the No. 1 priority for every one of us in this chamber tonight.
Source: North Carolina 2011 State of the State Address Feb 14, 2011

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2016 Presidential contenders on Corporations:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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