Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Amanda Makki for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to Sunshine State taxpayers to oppose income tax hikes.
Makki joins several members of the Florida delegation in making this commitment, including Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.
“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.
Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.
“We are ecstatic about Ms. Makki’s commitment to the taxpayers of Florida. I challenge all candidates running for elected office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.
On August 18th, 2020, Amanda Makki will face off against several Republican primary opponents. Current incumbent Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist has not signed the Pledge.