We need to improve the way education dollars are allocated in this state, meaning more money for the teachers and schools' staffs that are on the front lines of educating our students. Fewer dollars should be spent on the bloated county bureaucratic administrations that drain money that could be spent on teacher and staff salaries and the academic infrastructures that need updating across the state. Efficiency should be the norm, not wasting limited dollars on unnecessary, over sized bureaucracies.
As one that has been educated in the field of Economics and professionally focused in the financial industry, I care about how North Carolina moves forward when it comes to economic issues, including taxes, job creation and economic development across the state. We are thriving in NC with all economic indicators trending upwards. Let's keep taxes low and regulations at an effective minimum for businesses to expand in NC. There is no logical or economic reason to raise taxes when the state has a budget surplus. We have low unemployment, a business friendly atmosphere and low regulations. Let's keep it that way.
We must protect the interests and ability of our citizens and their families to earn a good living and pursue the American dream. We can't do this by continuing to allow undocumented workers to flood into our communities and undercut the higher wages that would be available to our citizens and those that came here through the legal means of immigrating. Let's protect North Carolinians.
With a population in NC approaching 11 million people, there is going to be a difference of opinion when it comes to the abortion debate. I am a pro-life candidate that believes life begins at conception. I realize that not everyone will agree with that position but we must all agree and recognize that "choice" has its time limitations and ending partial birth and late term abortions is of paramount importance. I will be a strong advocate for limiting the number of abortions that are performed in our state and that begins with ending late term abortion that plagues our society.
We Americans have rights afforded to us by the Constitution of the United States and we must protect and defend those rights. Freedom of Speech on college campuses, our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms, and all the Bill of Rights must be defended. We cannot let far left activists and judicial activists impede these rights. I will vigorously defend our Constitutional Rights against those trying to limit or take them away.