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Former Dole aide heads new nonprofit promoting low taxes

Posted January 20, 2015

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— Raleigh denizens listening to news talk radio should expect to hear ads from a new nonprofit group this month promoting lower taxes and fewer government regulations.

Economic Growth NC Audio of Economic Growth NC's first commercial Economic Growth NC is headed by Jay Warshaw, a veteran political communicator who worked for former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole. He now lives in Wilmington.

"We're not the least bit interested or involved in party politics," Warshaw said.

Rather, he said, the group wants to push a fiscally conservative philosophy rather than any one tax proposal or candidate.

"We're talking to the Raleigh echo chamber, that's our audience," he said.   

The first commercial credits state government actions that "cut taxes, slowed government spending and limited regulation" with sparking economic growth in North Carolina. It also uses a speech by former President Ronald Reagan to drive home the point.  

"We think Ronald Reagan helps us make the point," Warshaw said, adding that the former president will likely show up in future radio spots.

As for who is backing the group, Warshaw said Economic Growth NC is a small organization with three board members and a small budget.

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  • WRAL_USER Jan 21, 2015

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    Trading foodstamps is not owning a business and is in fact, illegal...

  • miseem Jan 21, 2015

    '"We're not the least bit interested or involved in party politics," Warshaw said.'

    That would be a good one for a sequel to the recent Pinocchio insurance commercial.

    "As for who is backing the group, Warshaw said Economic Growth NC is a small organization with three board members and a small budget."

    Nothing like a clear answer to a specific question. Now I know exactly who is backing the group.

    And finally,
    '"We think Ronald Reagan helps us make the point," Warshaw said, adding that the former president will likely show up in future radio spots.'

    I don't think dead air on radio is the way to go. But it would be better than having him show up on live TV.

  • miseem Jan 21, 2015

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    You may have already signed up. Who did you vote for in the last election? But just remember, once you forgo those benefits, you may never get them back. And you'd best hope to get a considerate employer who will continue to pay a decent salary, especially if you get injured on the job. But don't count on it if they support those cuts. They will be at the front of the line to cut salaries too.

  • jonesmw Jan 21, 2015

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    So essentially it's too burdensome because you have to treat employees fairly? Do I have that thought right?

  • rocket Jan 21, 2015

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    Where do I sign up?

  • miseem Jan 21, 2015

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    So business should not have to pay any Social Security taxes (something they have been required to do for decades), pay unemployment taxes in case they lay someone off on short notice, carry workers comp in case the employee is injured on the job. And while health insurance is not required of truly small businesses under the ACA, most larger employers continue to make heavily subsidized group policies available. But who would want to abide by safety and pollution regulations when that costs money too. This country would be a paradise if only we could get your ideas accepted by government. At least now, with the GOP in control of so many states, we are moving closer to your dream.

  • Roy Pine Jan 21, 2015
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    Yeah, and I have some beachfront property in Asheville...

  • hppyhourhero Jan 21, 2015

    "limited regulation"....Yes. let's have a return to the days of Enron and Arthur Andersen

  • foodstamptrader Jan 21, 2015

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    As an employer I can tell you why. Because government regulations make hiring people a risky and expensive ordeal. You have to pay 1/2 their employment taxes, you have to pay UE insurance, you have to carry WC insurance (if you have more than 2), Obamacare is imposing more regulations. You have to file paperwork, you have to abide by other state and federal regulations. On and on. The leftist government has made hiring employees more and more of a risky, expensive burden.

    More small businesses are opting for contract labor or offshoring, where possible. The liberals are NOT helping the working man. I don't blame the guy, hiring someone is the very last option. And, its getting worse...

  • Larry Lynch Jan 20, 2015
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    lizabeth dole - chief flunky for George bush-- said her 1st agenda if elected was to go to Washington and help push the bush agenda. like perdue she was unfit to serve north Carolinians.

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