RALEIGH – As has become common over these last several years, North Carolina is receiving accolades for it’s economy. CNBC, the financial news outlet, ranked the Old North State as the third best state for business (behind Virginia and Texas), but the number one economy out of all 50 states.
Number one economy, number three overall – not bad. We’re not sure what inputs the outlet is using for their ‘Quality of Life’ category, but the grade of ‘D’ there seems a bit out of whack with a state that is growing in population via immigration from other states. After all, ‘Nothing could be finer, than to be in Carolina‘ was written for a reason.
But why is being in Carolina so fine? Well, despite Democrat Governor Roy Cooper’s listing at the top of the above figure, the metrics underneath — the ones that support this being the best economy in the country and one of the best states to do business — all come from Republicans.
The low (and falling) business taxes, low personal income taxes, and fiscal health are direct results of Republican policies since 2011. If Cooper and the Democrats had been in control — pushing higher income taxes on businesses and families, spending us into oblivion, and expanding the welfare/healthcare entitlements — do you honestly think the Old North State would be sporting such high rankings on lists such as these?
Not a chance. So if we want to keep things in North Carolina on the finer side, Republicans should pursue liberty-minded, business-friendly policies all the way into 2020 elections and beyond.