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“A workman is worthy of his wages.” The meaning is straightforward. Stating an individual should receive fair compensation for the work the worker contributed.

The definition of a hard-working Americans has changed. North Carolinians had to work the land to provide food for their families and provide a household income. Technology changed the landscape of labor. Our society promotes university degrees and dismisses loyalty and longevity, which are more qualities of a person’s work ethic than their ability to study.

However, as we move into 2020, the best economist will suggest the skilled laborer will soon be a lost commodity. We must explore ways to transition the worker as changes naturally occur in life.  Keeping business tax cuts as an incentive to attract companies to North Carolina offers favorable conditions for all to furnish. The key is to a healthy economy is to balance business growth within our within North Carolina while cultivating a proficient workforce, all the while ensuring our labors are receiving fair compensation deserved to maintain the lifestyle.

Raising the minimum wage does not solve the problem. The policy writers are the only ones benefitting from raising the wage. Free-market and capitalism must be encouraged.  When the worker becomes the small business owner, bringing ideas to the area our society will thrive. The hindrances from unnecessary licensing, or regulations placed upon small businesses restricts expansion.

I began flipping properties over 20 years ago. I started with a small condo. The work was only internal, and I knew the inside of a structure. Identifying the profit margin was the key to success; I developed a reasonable cost variance and preceded determined to beat the budgets. My opportunities grew, so did my experiences, challenges, and unexpected risks such as the recession in 08. I learned to shift.

Since then, I have advanced to assist in building and developing rental buildings. Along my journey, I have learned a vast amount of contractor skills. I worked and lived in a “man’s world,” working alongside many contractors. I have had to fire a few too.

These experiences have equipped me to be your next representative of House District 36 by teaching me to be willing to start where I am, with the tools and experiences I have. I know how to obtain quality contracts, hold those accounts accountable, and I am not afraid of severing ties with a bad deal. I will work to make sure the bills before me begin with a strong foundational structure. I will tackle to unclog the bureaucracy of red tape on small businesses, blocking the flow of the economy thriving.

North Carolinians are the best conglomeration of America as a nation. We have the best continuing educational systems within reach, which affords many within our borders the ability to further their education, but for some, it is still unreachable. The pursuit of happiness must be available to all our citizens. I believe we are on our way, but that we can do even better. See my educational opinion.

The equality and rights of persons, according to North Carolina Constitution states; We hold it to be self-evident that all persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, and the pursuit of happiness.