May 11, 2022/Media, Press

GOP Senate Field’s Agenda Is Wrong For North Carolina

Instead of lowering costs for working people and families, the GOP Senate field is running on the Republican plan to raise taxes, sunset Medicare and Social Security, and strip away the right to reproductive freedom.

Less than one week out from the Republican U.S. Senate primary, catch up on their wrong for North Carolina agenda. 

  • RAISE TAXES ON NC FAMILIES: Ted Budd and Mark Walker have expressed their support for the Republican plan to raise taxes on 40 percent of North Carolinians and put Medicare and Social Security on the chopping block. 
    • The plan would mean an average of almost $1,500 less in families’ pockets each year. 
    • The North Carolina Republican Party signaled their support of this agenda by confirming the plan’s architect, National Republican Senate Campaign Chair Rick Scott, as the keynote speaker of the NCGOP 2022 State Convention in May.
  • ROLL BACK REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: After the draft SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the entire GOP field made clear that they would double down on efforts to control women’s bodies and their reproductive health care decisions. 
    • When asked his stance on reproductive rights, Ted Budd admitted to fully ban abortion, without any exceptions – not even for rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. Previously, he praised the “legal creativity” of the Alabama and Texas abortion bans court cases and reaffirming his commitment to rolling back North Carolinians’ reproductive rights, stating he would “push it all the way back to the point of conception.” 
    • Mark Walker called the decision to take control away from women a “victory,” and Pat McCrory characterized Roe v. Wade as a “constitutional overreach.” 
  • OPPOSE EFFORTS TO LOWER COSTS: None of the GOP candidates supported efforts to lower costs, tackle inflation, and get the pandemic under control, opposing the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that provided critical relief for North Carolina small businesses and families, will expand access to high-speed internet, repair and rebuild roads and bridges, create jobs, and more.