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NC State Senate District 32

The North Carolina State Senate is the upper body of the North Carolina Legislature and consists of 50 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of 190,710 residents, as of the 2010 Census. The Senate elects officers from their membership including the President Pro Tempore.The North Carolina General Assembly, of which the Senate is a part, is to convene a new regular session every two years. The NC legislature makes decisions on the budget: taxes, tax credits, economic development, education funding, Pre-K, the courts, Medicaid, etc. It also passes laws that set environmental standards such as water and air quality, tax rates, tax credits, criminal justice. Legislators in both chambers serve two-year terms without term limits. Sessions begin at noon on the third Wednesday after the second Monday in January.

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    Ven Challa

  • Paul Lowe, Jr.

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Identify the most serious issue you see facing the community you will represent.

How will you address this issue once you are in office?

Tax policy can be used to address many issues –giving subsidies to companies coming to NC, balancing the needs of urban and rural areas, providing family support such as the earned-income tax credit, etc. What are your views about the NC State tax policies?

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Contact Phone (336) 749-2451
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Position/philosophy statement Fiscally and socially conservative. Believes in small and efficient government. Believes in free market competition system to create prosperity & jobs
Huge, inefficient and wasteful government. Poor management of Medicaid and public education leading to severe problems for the low income and middle class Americans. Our government requires collection of huge income taxes which hurts our economy and job creation. This creates more problems for the low income and middle class Americans. The GDP growth rates in Europe and the north American continent are quite low when compared to Asian countries. The federal government has borrowed over 26 trillion dollars so far and the future looks uncertain for the American dollar as well as the continuation of government services like the social security and the Medicare. Both are failing & need reforms but not medicare-for-all a communist slogan.
The people require complete elimination of income taxes below a temporary ceiling of $ 75,000 income per year. This will grow the economy by leaps and bounds. Lost revenues can be easily recovered by growth of GDP as well as small central sales taxes. The same can be done at the state level. Jobs will be created at a rapid rate and unemployment will fall down to 1% or below. Secondly, the big problem of poor to mediocre public education should be replaced by teacher-owned, private schools for high-quality education with ambitious curricula, intense competition for students and good teachers, high discipline and small class size. These two measures will immensely and preferentially help the low income and middle class Americans, not the rich
Giving subsidies to companies is not the same as providing low tax environment for its employees for hundreds of years, reducing employer costs. Similarly, giving earned income credit to low income Americans can be combined with removing income taxes entirely for low income and middle class Americans. In a state of booming economy, a small state sales tax on goods and services is the intelligent way to raise unlimited funds for the government. This is the difference between $-splitting socialistic policies and $-growing free market policies. A million dollars given to million people is just one dollar per person. The government is 1/5th the size of economy; a conservative trusts the economy, not the government to reduce the wealth gap.
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