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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Sen. Richard Burr was in Wrightsville Beach Sunday night to receive the NC Association of Broadcasters Distinguished Service Award.

Although he was there to be honored, he had much more than that on his mind. One of the issues at the top of the list: the elections in November.

“I believe it’s time for a different path,” the Republican said. “The president has gone out and said, ‘If you vote for me, you’re going to vote for exactly the same that you’ve seen for three and a half years.’ I don’t think that’s what America wants.”

Although he doesn’t expect to be the Republican vice presidential nominee, Sen. Burr is passionate about change. Burr says the economy needs to be rejuvenated.

“America needs comprehensive tax reform,” he said. “We need to simplify, reduce and broaden the tax base. We need to put Americans back in charge of their money. We need a smaller, less expensive government. If we’ll do that, we’ll attract capital from around the world.”

Not only did he have something to say about the national economy, but he also talked about what can be done to improve the state economy.

“We produce the second largest pool of graduates of higher education annually of any state in the country other than California,” Burr said. “It means that we are the magnet for capital investment. We’ve just got to preach that word.”

Burr also touched on the local economy, noting that it is great to see Wilmington booming with tourism in the summer.

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3 Comments on "Sen. Burr honored in Wrightsville Beach; talks about upcoming elections"

2015 years 10 months ago

Election time is always exciting but this one is extremely important. Think hard about who you want in there because there are no refunds!

2015 years 10 months ago

That depends entirely on who is elected. Their constituents always get refunds…whether we can aaord to pay for them or not.

Our politicians are not statesmen in any sense of the word. It is not about the country…it is about getting relected first, and their party second.

This applies equally to each party…so what do we do about it?

2015 years 10 months ago

He voted for the Wall Street/BANKSTER BAILOUTS….
eg: TARP….
Even though WE the voters said NO, about 300 to 1… Yet; He voted Yes for it, against OUR wishes…


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