While our economy has been improving, it has only been improving for the Top Tier, the Wall Street bankers and Special Interests. The Middle Class and working folks are struggling to make ends meet. The Middle Class has now shrunk to a smaller percentage of the population than ever before. The direction of our economic recovery needs to change. Without a vibrant and thriving middle class, our businesses and our country will not long survive.
As a small business owner, the current trajectory of our economy means that our small businesses will suffer because our fellow neighbors are suffering. The current economic situation is not sustainable without a focus on returning good jobs to North Carolina and ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to get ahead. I am committed to protecting the Middle Class, growing small business environment, and using an improving economy to help everyone.