Voters in one key battleground state are facing the prospect of billions in state level tax increases on top of the massive federal tax hikes scheduled to take effect at the end of the year with the implementation of ObamaCare and the expiration of the '01/'03 tax rates. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, the NC Democratic Party’s nominee for governor, confirmed today what many voters in the Old North State already suspected: if elected, more job-killing tax increases will certainly be a possibility. 

This should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Dalton's record. Walter Dalton has a long history of supporting tax hikes, even in the midst of a recession. He did so as a state Senator, as Lieutenant Governor, and now as a candidate for Governor. Just this past session he was advocating Gov. Perdue's proposal to raise the state sales tax, a move that would disproportionately hurt the engine of job creation in NC – small businesses.

North Carolina already has one of the most poorly designed and burdensome tax codes in the nation and even more so relative to neighboring states. North Carolinaians know they cannot afford another four years of the same tax and spend policies championed by Bev Perdue and Walter Dalton. The choice for North Carolina voters this November could not be more clear.