Raleigh, N.C. – Prior to serving as Speaker of the North Carolina House in an era of Republican tax relief, Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) voted against billions of dollars in higher sales tax enacted by Democrats last decade.
Democrats increased North Carolina’s sales taxes in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, costing North Carolina families billions over Moore’s objection in his first four terms:
- 2003 Democrat Sales Tax Increase Estimated $700 million H.B. 397
- 2005 Democrat Sales Tax Increase Estimated $900 million S.B. 622
- 2007 Democrat Sales Tax Increase Estimated $500 million H.B. 1473
- 2009 Democrat Sales Tax Increase Estimated $2 billion S.B. 202
Speaker Moore voted ‘No’ on all four sales tax increases enacted by Democrats last decade, taking a stand for average and low-income consumers across North Carolina.
In 2011, North Carolina Republicans gained majorities in the General Assembly and reduced the sales tax rate from 5.75% to 4.75%, saving spenders an estimated $800 million a year.