ATR's Naughty and Nice List for 2014
Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014, 10:02 AM PERMALINK
Making a List and Checking it Twice....
Nice: Jonathan Gruber
For Highlighting the Deception of Obamacare.
Naughty: Paul Krugman
Kansas Tax Cut Paranoia.
Nice: Govs. Martin O'Malley, Pat Quinn, Deval Patrick, Tom Corbett
For Showing How Politically Toxic Tax Hikes Are.
Naughty: Lois Lerner
Nice: Congressman-elect French Hill
Arkansas Coalition Leader Elected to Congress.
Naughty: Pennsylvania Legislature
Failing to Get Rid of Arcane Liquor Laws.
Nice: Mark Cuban
For Opposing Net Neutrality.
Naughty: California Legislators
For Passing the Nation's First Statewide Plastic Bag Tax.
Nice: Hungarian Citizens
For Successfully Protesting Internet Access Taxes.
For Writing EPA's Regulations.
Nice: Speaker Boehner
For Keeping Internet Taxes Off the House Floor.
Naughty: United Auto Workers
For Subpoenaing an ATR Intern.
Nice: Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones
Leading the Effort to Override Gov. Jay Nixon's Veto of the First Income Tax Cut in Missouri in 100 Years.
Naughty: John Kasich
For Pushing Higher Taxes on Everything from Natural Gas to E-Cigs.
Nice: Saira Blair, WV House of Delegates
At 18 Years Old, Being Youngest Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signer in the Country.
Naughty: Charlie Crist
Nice: Richard Weinstein
Doing the Job a Tech Intern Couldn't Do.
Naughty: Bill DeBlasio
Defunding Charter Schools and Killing Mr. Groundhog.
Nice: Wendy Davis
For Losing the War on Women and Giving Her State Senate Seat to a Free Market Republican.
Naughty: Randi Weingarten
For Getting Paid Big Bucks To Trap Kids in Bad Schools.
Nice: West Virginia Voters
For Electing a GOP Majority in the House and Senate.
Naughty: Hillary Clinton
"Don't let anybody tell you that, you know, it's corporations and businesses that create jobs."
For Voting to Permanently Ban State and Local Income Taxes.
For Stopping Pizza Delivery by Drone.
Nice: Chuck Schumer
For Admitting Obamacare was a Bad Idea.
Naughty: Gina McCarthy
Letting a Fringe Interest Group Write Her Regulations for Her.
Nice: Rob Lowe
"The new Canadian Burger King is a good example of how high tax rates kill business and, ultimately, American jobs."
Naughty: Governor Andrew Cuomo
For Disbanding the Ethics Commission that Investigated Him.
"Tax competitiveness has brought our country the only prosperity we’ve known."
Naughty: Drunk Texas DA Rosemary Lehmberg
For Being a Public Disgrace.
Nice: Scott Walker
Winning His Third Statewide Election in Four Years.
Naughty: Michelle Obama
For Making School Lunches Even Worse.
Naughty: CBO Director Doug Elmendorf
For Claiming He "can't" Score Obamacare Anymore.
For Trying to Bully Ireland Into Raising Taxes.
Nice: Massachusetts Democrat Party
For Nominating Martha Coakley…Again.
Naughty: Mary Landrieu
For Encouring Binge Drinking Among Undergrads.
Nice: GOP Women
For Winning the War on Women.
Naughty: Willie Nelson
For opposing Keystone, the First Pipe He's Ever Turned Down.
Nice: Washington Free Beacon
Straight Killin' It.
Naughty: Bruce Braley
For Threatening to Sue Four Cute Cuddly Chickens. #Chickengate.
Nice: North Dakota
For Decreasing American Independence on Venezuelan Oil.
Naughty: Texas Trial Lawyer Steve Wolens
For selling cities on class-action lawsuits to expand hotel taxes.
Nice: Mitch McConnell
Nice: Reps. Cathy McMorris-Rogers and Ander Crenshaw
For Creating Tax Free Accounts for Disabled Kids (ABLE Act).