Remarks to the Shaftesbury Society Luncheon hosted by the John Locke Foundation, Raleigh, North Carolina

May 14, 2009

We’ve uploaded my remarks from May 5 to the Shaftesbury Society Luncheon hosted by the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, North Carolina. A quick excerpt:

And as I said, part of how you attract and keep people depends on education, services and transportation. But taxes matter too. It’s a very hard sell to try to get somebody to open a new business in Hoboken or Pittsburgh or Detroit. But people say Raleigh or Charlotte or Durham or Winston-Salem and they don’t close their ears. Now you’ve got to think of how you can close that deal. What tax reform can you do that will one-up the other states and offer a simple, transparent, neutral, and stable tax system that will be a benefit to existing and new businesses alike, and will lay the groundwork for long-term economic growth after this recession?

See the full text here. See video of the remarks here.


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