North Carolina's career politicians have been on a spending spree, and the major tax increases associated with the reckless spending have hurt the economy of our state. Bill Rabon is a businessman, and he is well-equipped to make wise budgetary decisions for our state. Our state budget has increased nearly 50% over the past ten years. This cannot continue if North Carolina is to prosper. Bill is determined to rein in the big budgets and help North Carolina create a more competitive tax structure. Bill opposes future tax increases and supports a significant reduction in the state's corporate and personal tax rates. Good budget management is key to revitalizing North Carolina, and Bill is prepared to provide leadership we need in this crucial task.