Jim Gardner's plan to jump-start our sluggish economy with a mixture of tax credits and other incentives is clearly better than the alternative proposed by his opponent. I am not maligning Jim Hunt here. It is not his fault that he lacks Gardner's years of experience in creating jobs as a small-business owner.
I also support Gardner's positions on education and crime reform. Apparently, Hunt supports them too; his positions are virtually identical to Gardner's.Hunt launched a series of 11th-hour ads accusing Jim Gardner of not paying his taxes. At a recent appearance in High Point Gardner addressed the charge directly. When I saw the fire in his eyes and heard his voice resound with moral indignation as he told us he has always paid his personal taxes, I had no doubt about who was telling the truth.\ Daniel Richardson\ Pleasant Garden