High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 6 1976, Page 24

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 6, 1976, High Point, North Carolina A a thou May not agree with everything i be said in this Campaign but you know exactly where i on taxes Quot our tax base has not been c hanged since 1933. And we need to restructure our taxes in North Carolina. On a piece of equipment there is a 2 percent sales tax with a maximum of $120. A fellow Riding Down the River in a $120,000 yacht pays $120 Worth of sales tax. Well that needs to be changed a that and a lot of other inequities in the tax on education Quot the support for Public education is there. What we need is the determination the commitment and the initiative to marshal that support and head it in the right direction. It is High time we made a fresh and bold commitment to strengthening our schools in every Community. We can Start by raising our teachers salaries to the National on economic development Quot we need to change the Industrial climate in North Carolina. We must seek and attract High paying industries which will help raise the state s Standard of living. Our economic development requires authority and direction. It should be supervised directly by the governor. One Way to do this is to move economic development Back into the governor s on a constitutional convention Quot we need to give our citizens a c Hance to re examine re think and if they wish re design our state s government. In the process it will become their government. A constitutional convention will permit the people not the politicians to shape the government. The Constitution sets the whole tone forms the whole concept of what our democracy is and what it should on a Sunset Law Quot the Sunset act would require a re examination of each state program every six years. Those that did not demonstrate their value would not be continued. The Sun would set on obsolete or wasteful on Why he s running for governor. Quot i could spend the rest of my life accumulating assets but i Don t think that s meaningful. I think i can do something for this state and i owe it to myself and to the people to try. I have an interest in the future and the Well being of North Carolina. Iti be a Good you would like to know More about George Wood s stands on the issues write to him in care of the Wood for governor Headquarters 3039 Medlin dr., Raleigh North Carolina 27607, or Call 919 781-6230

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