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Fifth Michigan Senate Candidate Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Paul Blair on Friday, November 4th, 2011, 1:08 PM PERMALINK


WASHINGTON, DC— Libertarian activist Scotty Boman has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for Michigan’s U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), 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, 41 U.S. Senators and 238 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Scotty Boman for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people clearly showed their displeasure last November with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Scotty Boman demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Michigan.”

“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases.  For more information or to arrange an interview please contact John Kartch at (202) 785-0266 or by email at jkartch@atr.org.

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Three Wisconsin Senate Candidates Sign Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Paul Blair on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, 2:38 PM PERMALINK


Three candidates have signed the the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in their bid for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl: Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, State Sen. Frank Lasee, and former Congressman Mark Neumann.  

Other announced candidates for the Republican nomination include State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, and retired delivery driver John Schiess. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and social services worker Gregory Paules are the only candidates vying for the Democrat nomination at this point.

Last year Republicans scored big wins in Wisconsin. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson defeated four term incumbent Democrat Sen. Russ Feingold by a margin of 52% to 47%. Gov. Scott Walker also similarly defeated Democrat Tom Barrett by a margin of 52% to 46%. Republicans didn't only win state-wide elections; they also reversed control of both houses of the state legislature. The success of Republicans in Wisconsin in 2010 is why 2012's Wisconsin Senate race is rated as a toss up by Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball and the Cook Political Report.

By signing the Pledge, Thompson, Lasee, and Neumann commit to the taxpayers of Wisconsin that they will “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.”

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Wisconsin Senate Candidate Mark Neumann Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Paul Blair on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, 2:28 PM PERMALINK


WASHINGTON, DC— Former U.S. Representative Mark Neumann has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), 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, 41 U.S. Senators and 236 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Mark Neumann for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people clearly showed their displeasure last November with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Mark Neumann demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Wisconsin.”

“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases.  For more information or to arrange an interview please contact John Kartch at (202) 785-0266 or by email at jkartch@atr.org.

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Wisconsin Senate Candidate Frank Lasee Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Paul Blair on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, 2:25 PM PERMALINK


WASHINGTON, DC— Wisconsin State Senator Frank Lasee has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), 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, 41 U.S. Senators and 236 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Frank Lasee for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people clearly showed their displeasure last November with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Frank Lasee demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Wisconsin.”

“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases.  For more information or to arrange an interview please contact John Kartch at (202) 785-0266 or by email at jkartch@atr.org.

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Wisconsin Senate Candidate Tommy Thompson Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Paul Blair on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, 2:20 PM PERMALINK


WASHINGTON, DC— Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), 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, 41 U.S. Senators and 236 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Tommy Thompson for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people clearly showed their displeasure last November with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Tommy Thompson demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Wisconsin.”

“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases.  For more information or to arrange an interview please contact John Kartch at (202) 785-0266 or by email at jkartch@atr.org.

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Michigan Senate Candidate Pete Hoekstra Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Paul Blair on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, 12:59 PM PERMALINK


WASHINGTON, DC— Former U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for Michigan’s U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), 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, 41 U.S. Senators and 236 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Pete Hoekstra for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people clearly showed their displeasure last November with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Pete Hoekstra demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Michigan.”

“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases.  For more information or to arrange an interview please contact John Kartch at (202) 785-0266 or by email at jkartch@atr.org.

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Michigan Senate Candidate Gary Glenn Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Paul Blair on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, 12:38 PM PERMALINK


WASHINGTON, DC— President of the American Family Association of Michigan Gary Glenn has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for Michigan’s U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), 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, 41 U.S. Senators and 236 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Gary Glenn for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people clearly showed their displeasure last November with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Gary Glenn demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Michigan.”

“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases.  For more information or to arrange an interview please contact John Kartch at (202) 785-0266 or by email at jkartch@atr.org.

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Michigan Senate Candidate Randy Heckman Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Paul Blair on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, 12:33 PM PERMALINK


WASHINGTON, DC— Michigan businessman and pastor, Randy Heckman, has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for Michigan’s U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), 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, 41 U.S. Senators and 236 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Randy Heckman for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people clearly showed their displeasure last November with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Randy Heckman demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Michigan.”

“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases.  For more information or to arrange an interview please contact John Kartch at (202) 785-0266 or by email at jkartch@atr.org

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Norquist: Obama Should Reimburse Taxpayers for Campaign Speech in U.S. Capitol


Posted by Paul Blair on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, 4:26 PM PERMALINK


WASHINGTON, D.C.— Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist today called upon President Barack Obama and his campaign organization Obama For America to reimburse the American taxpayer for his upcoming campaign event, also known as the just-announced "jobs" speech he wants to deliver in the U.S. Capitol with the House chamber as the backdrop (as opposed to his recent campaign appearance in front of an Iowa barn).

Norquist said in response:  “People who use public facilities for private purposes pay an appropriate rental fee so that taxpayers are not subsidizing a private event.  The Library of Congress and the Smithsonian museums regularly rent out space for private functions.  Perhaps they could suggest to the President and his campaign a reasonable price for use of the U.S. Capitol and the House chamber as a backdrop for his upcoming political rally.”

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Kate Marshall Urged to Apologize for Lies About Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Paul Blair on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011, 4:21 PM PERMALINK


WASHINGTON, DC— Today Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) called on Kate Marshall, candidate for Congress in Nevada’s 2nd District, to apologize for recent false statements about candidate Mark Amodei and the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Marshall’s desperate attacks are similar to those of former Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus, whose claims about the Pledge were deemed “blatantly false” by the nonpartisan FactCheck.org.

Marshall simply seeks to distract from Amodei’s principled opposition to tax increases. Meanwhile, she refuses to make the same commitment to the voters of the 2nd District.

During a debate taped Monday and airing tonight, Marshall is reported to have made claims similar to falsehoods she put forth during the August 17 debate, when she said:  “(Amodei) signed a tax pledge which basically says no tax loopholes shall be left behind. The tax pledge says he shall never, he vows, turn down a subsidy. He shall never close a loophole.”

As FactCheck.org has noted:

[The Pledge] leaves ample room for elimination of any number of special tax breaks so long as the overall level of taxation is not increased. To claim that this "protects" any particular provision of the tax code is simply untrue.

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 41 U.S. Senators and 235 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

 

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