The platform document approved at the recent NCGOP state convention has been released to the public. If you’ll recall, there was a bit of a hubbub at the convention about toll roads, HOT lanes, and the like. The week following the convention, the GOP-dominated state House pushed through legislation OK-ing toll roads on North Carolina hallways.
Here are some points of interest in the document.
Article II, section 3:
The government should tax only to raise money for its essential functions. Government should not use the tax system to control our behavior, steer our choices or change the way we live our lives. North Carolinians pay the highest tax rates in the southeast, which is hurting industrial growth, imposing economic pressure on families and crushing the entrepreneurial spirit. We support a thorough review of expenditures each year, and we support a taxpayer’s bill of rights. We applaud the efforts of the North Carolina General Assembly to reduce spending.
Article II, Section 8:
We oppose any plans for, or legislation in favor of, High Occupancy Toll
Article III, Section 7:
We oppose government–sanctioned tracking of drivers to enforce occupancy rates on our highways.