U.S. Senate candidate Elaine Marshall criticized Senator Burr Wednesday for protecting foreign tax loopholes and not supporting North Carolina families:
"After 16 years in Washington Senator Burr just doesn't get it. North Carolina families are getting hit on all sides, but he still thinks he represents the powerful interests who fund his campaigns instead of the people of our state," Marshall said. "Now, he's standing up for corporate tax loopholes when he should be keeping teachers in the classroom."
Senator Burr voted against bipartisan legislation Wednesday that closes foreign tax loopholes and protects the jobs of over 4,500 teachers in North Carolina and 140,000 teachers nationwide.
The cost of the bill is completely offset by closing foreign tax loopholes and by spending cuts in other areas. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said today that the legislation would actually decrease the deficit. Republican and Democratic Governors across the country support the bill, but Senate Republicans opposed the measure, not wanting to give Democrats a legislative victory.