"R.I. Rep. Loughlin Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge in 1st Congressional District"
State House Minority Whip John Loughlin, who is running for congress in Rhode Island, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Loughlin is the first candidate to sign the pledge in the race for the 1st congressional district in the Ocean State.
John Loughlin (R-R.I.) Signs the Taxpayer Protection PledgeCongressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ walletsWASHINGTON, D.C. – John Loughlin, a Republican running in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional district, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 34 U.S. senators and 172 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.“After the passage of the so-called “Stimulus Package,” better known as the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Spending Give-Away, Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government’s coffers,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.“By signing the Pledge, John Loughlin demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional district.”“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.