In the Republican response to Governor Beverly Perdue’s State of the State address Senator President Pro Tem Phil Berger didn’t address the specifics of her speech but outlined the GOP approach. Perdue didn’t committ to ending the temporary tax increases on businesses but Berger said the Republican majority would.
“Governor Perdue promised the tax hikes passed two years ago would be temporary. We will keep her promise, because the best economic stimulus we can provide is letting people and businesses keep more of their own money. Reducing these taxes will help us compete with surrounding states for much-needed new jobs.”
Berger said the Republicans are taking other steps to get government out of the way.
“To help foster an environment favorable to job-creation, we have taken steps to scrutinize outdated rules and regulations that unelected bureaucrats impose on our businesses. Those businesses need and deserve the freedom to innovate, and profit.”
Governor Perdue’s budget will be submitted to the legislature later this week. Then the GOP leaders will put it aside and come up with their spending plan.