Paying for Progress
Government services are not free.
We believe that all taxes - especially those that fall hardest on middle-class and poor families - should be kept as low as is possible, consistent with the
maintenance of an appropriate level of government services.
The use of a progressive tax system is the only way to pay fairly for the
government services needed to build a solid foundation for our future economic security. We oppose reliance on regressive taxes, which unfairly burden the poor and the middle class. We believe that any future changes in the tax laws should increase the progressivity of our tax system.
We support the wise use of tax monies without waste or extravagance. We support the introduction of increased efficiencies in all areas of government to hold down the tax burden on the people of our State. We are proud of the long history of efficient government and public investments in infrastructure that
Democratic leaders have historically provided in North Carolina.
The last balanced federal budget was under President Bill Clinton and under President Barack Obama; the Democrats have reduced our federal budget deficit. Republicans talk fiscal responsibility, but Democrats live it.
Democrats are willing to do what is necessary to have a balanced budget and reduce debt.