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Congressman Robert Pittenger visits Elizabethtown Rotary Club

Congressman Robert Pittenger visited with the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Wednesday prior to the club’s business session at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery.

“We have a huge opportunity in store for us,” said Congressman Pittenger.

He noted there is a lot of excitement concerning the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence.

“They know people want results,” said Congressman Pittenger.

He said that President Trump believes that the tax burden should be fair and the tax codes should be simple and easy to use. Congressman Pittenger noted that the United States is one of the highest taxed countries in the world. He said the United States has the highest interest rates and the highest unemployment rates.

Congressman Pittenger said the US economy is growing at only a rate of 1 percent under President Obama. Congressman Pittenger said that when President Ronald Regan was elected he cut the regulatory burden for business and industry and cut the tax burden and that allowed the company to expand and grow.

Congressman Pittenger also said he will make sure that terrorists don’t have the resources they need to carry out their acts. He added the challenges are there and the opportunities are also there.

He also introduced his staff members Oliver Fleming and Jake Cashwell to the Rotarians in attendance. He announced there will be an office opened in Elizabethtown to serve constituents and to answer questions. Congressman Pittenger said that the new office location has yet to be determined but the office hours will be Tuesday’s from 1 to 5 p.m.

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