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NC GOP leaders criticize Hillary Clinton’s economic policies

NC GOP leaders address media during Hillary Clinton visit to Charlotte

North Carolina GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse addresses the media at a press conference outside the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood on the morning of July 25, 2016. The press conference was held on the same day Democ
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North Carolina GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse addresses the media at a press conference outside the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood on the morning of July 25, 2016. The press conference was held on the same day Democ

North Carolina GOP leaders on Monday criticized Hillary Clinton’s economic plan and said the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee could learn from policies they argue have boosted this state’s economy.

The comments were delivered at a morning press conference in Charlotte held by the state’s Republican Party outside NoDa’s Neighborhood Theatre, where Clinton was scheduled to meet with campaign volunteers later in the day. State GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse and Sen. Bob Rucho, a Matthews Republican, were the speakers.

“Donald Trump knows, to make America great again, he is going to follow a lot of the recipe we’ve had in North Carolina that our legislature and our governor have followed,” Woodhouse said in reference to the Republican nominee. “Our recipe is right.”

Woodhouse said North Carolina’s successful policies include reducing regulations and changing its tax code. Such moves have worked “dramatically and spectacularly,” he said, citing among other things North Carolina’s 4.9 percent jobless rate in June.

Clinton’s economic plan includes closing what she calls corporate and Wall Street tax loopholes, restoring collective bargaining rights for unions and rewrite rules so more companies share profits with employees.

Woodhouse said Clinton’s policies will not work but instead lead to stagnation and a shrinking economy.

Deon Roberts: 704-358-5248, @DeonERoberts

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