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Candidates' Positions and Views
for: US Congress District 6, North Carolina
November 6, 2012 North Carolina General Election
Candidates positions and views on other Issues where information is available:
The report below lists the candidate responses to Jobs issue questions. The responses were provided by Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest and Howard Coble or were obtained from their websites. The candidates select the issues and questions for which they want to provide a response. The first link is a report of all the issues and questions made available to the candidates. Many issues and questions had no responses - links are only provided where we have information. If there are many candidates for this office, you may have to scroll down to compare all responses.
Jobs Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest - D


Howard Coble* - R


Jobs, a General Statement  


After almost 20 years in Congress, I still believe that smaller government and lower taxes are the most effective economic policies. Working Americans now pay more in taxes than at any other time in history. If you add up the costs of federal, state and local taxes, the average citizen pays more than half of his/her income to the government. There is no doubt that many pressing problems do legitimately require more federal funding, especially given the increased security desired by many Americans in the aftermath of September 11, however, we should meet these needs by cutting waste, fraud and inefficiency -- not by letting Washington make another grab into the taxpayers' pockets.

It is my opinion that stimulating the economy through tax relief restores consumer confidence, spurs capital investment, and creates new jobs which are critical components of economic growth. During the 108th Congress, I have supported each of the Administration tax initiatives which benefit families in the 6th District, including increasing the child tax credit, providing marriage penalty relief, and expansion of the 10 percent bracket. In addition, I support repeal of the estate tax.


The United States and the European Union (EU) had a long-standing dispute regarding foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income (FSC/ETI) benefits which were created to provide tax relief for U.S. exports. The EU claimed these provisions violated World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements and the WTO agreed with the EU position. As a result, the WTO authorized the EU to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, which began in March of 2004. In response to these tariffs, H.R. 4520 was introduced in Congress to repeal FSC/ETI benefits, enact a mix of tax reductions for domestic and foreign operations, and end tariffs against U.S. manufacturers.

H.R. 4520 also includes a number of unrelated provisions that I supported, including a buyout of tobacco quota. As you may know, in 1 [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

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