A Living Wage is a fallacy, a falsehood and can never help the poor. In fact, it harms them.

I took law courses as well as my opponent, but what he doesn't know is product development and how companies function. He has never owned or operated a business which is what state government regulates. He has ZERO experience and little knowledge of economics. Allow me to explain:

When you work for a company, say you are paid $12 to bake bread loaves. You want a raise to $15. The owner says they cannot afford it. Remember, your needs and desires are balanced against the entire company's balance sheet, every other employee, and every competitor they have in the marketplace. 

When the government steps in, as they have in Venezuela, and says you must raise salaries, companies must comply. In Venezuela 40% of all business closed overnight when salary hikes were enforced. Unemployment skyrocketed.

Here is what would happen in the North Carolina:

Here we go again.

Another run for the State Senate, and now we have a newcomer, Mujtaba Mohammed, a young lawyer who has no business experience whatsoever versus my 30+ years in business. While his heart is in the right place, he seems to miss the point of HOW to create higher income for all citizens, HOW to raise people out of poverty, HOW to create an equitable justice system, and HOW to build affordable housing.

Before I tell you WHY my opponent is another disaster, please READ the chart (click READ MORE). In 2010, the Democrats had control of North Carolina for 138 years. And we had among the lowest standards. They had several generations to get things right, and they didn't, so what makes anyone think now they will magically empower people in North Carolina? In the few years Republicans have the state house North Carolina's rankings have shot up in every positive direction possible. 

I would like to address the main concerns that Mr. Mohammed has touted as important for our district. Better yet, I will tell you HOW I intend to fix these things:

Vote for the PROjobs candidate. Richard Rivette has a history of creating JOBs with new and existing companies. By concentrating on the redevelopment of our district (the west and north light industrial areas of Mecklenburg county), the state tax code and the education system, including both public schools and higher ed, we can build what we need to succeed and lift many of our families out of this recession.

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