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Burr, Marshall split on how to mend economy

Posted October 11, 2010

— North Carolina's leading U.S. Senate candidates differ on how to encourage job growth during the nation's struggling economic recovery.

Republican Sen. Richard Burr said in a debate Monday night that the country needs predictable tax rates and regulation. He believes that would give investors and employers confidence to create jobs.

Democratic challenger Elaine Marshall said she'd like to see tax credits for job creation and to eliminate tax credits for companies who move jobs out of the United States.

Monday's debate at the University of North Carolina Television studios was hosted by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation. The group didn't invite Libertarian Mike Beitler because surveys failed to show him with at least 10 percent support.

Beitler will participate in a TV debate Wednesday night.


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  • randystone78362 Oct 12, 2010

    its not mr bush,s mess. its congress and the senate,s. the only thing they know how to agree on is their own pay raises.none of them have a clue in my book.you dont spend more than you make period. we were a great nation at one time and if we dont get our act together fast we are doomed!! the us needs to quit buying non us products,quit depending own small biz. we need big biz. again! also big biz needs to take care of its workers like they did in the 60s and 70s. its not that hard learn from what worked in the past and apply it to now

  • Dan G Oct 11, 2010

    Same talk, Same deals... blaming the President for the mess we're in. The Mess was left by Mr. Bush....

  • gregg45 Oct 11, 2010

    AND NOW,, DANCING WITH THE STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gnewsome1 Oct 11, 2010

    She is recycling Obama's rhetoric, none of which he has tried to implement. Either way you cut it, the liberal dems are in control now and should get thoroughly trounced by the voters.

  • gregg45 Oct 11, 2010

    i can see burr in the farm field,, his lips never move,,(--),, oh well.. i was gonna vote,, i makes no differance,,

  • RomneyRyan2012 Oct 11, 2010

    Immigration: deport the illegals, no more unemployment extensions, and when the people who are standing with their hands out for the unemployment benefits instead of looking for a job get hungry, they will find plenty of people to fill the jobs.

  • gnewsome1 Oct 11, 2010

    Ouch, Senator Burr just showed how quick on his feet he is. Marshall is trying to cover too much ground without sufficient knowledge. Burr has my vote, again. His office is responsive.

  • bombayrunner Oct 11, 2010

    dangut008 -- yea she tripped all over healthcare ... Burr just picked one of a thousand targets sticking out of that one and pulled the trigger.

  • seankelly15 Oct 11, 2010

    Did Burr just say that Obama put a moratorium on drilling in the Philippines?

  • bombayrunner Oct 11, 2010

    yea Burr is all over these guys. And what I mean is -- she sounds like she is reading from and Obama downstream script. Everything is a clean canned response -- generally that no one can put a finger on what exactly is said or what the heck they are saying ... but it sure sounds good ... even though there is little or no meaningful substance.