Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) commends Daniel Cameron for his strong commitment to taxpayers across Kentucky.
As a signer of the taxpayer protection pledge, Cameron has made a written commitment to the people of Kentucky to wholeheartedly oppose any attempt to raise income taxes if elected Governor.
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, so the promise is much harder to break.
Daniel Cameron – the current attorney general of the Commonwealth of Kentucky – has gone on record to express his support for the state legislature’s decision to eliminate the state’s personal income tax.
By contrast, Kentucky’s current governor, Andy Beshear, has a record of opposing taxpayer friendly legislation. Just last year, Governor Beshear tried to block the implementation of House Bill 8 (HB 8), pro-growth legislation that put the individual income tax on the path to zero. Fortunately for Kentuckians, House Speaker David Osborne, House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade, Senate President Robert Stivers, and Republicans in the state house and senate overrode Gov. Beshear’s veto of that bill, which has already reduced the individual income tax rate from 5 percent to 4.5 percent.
“Attorney General Cameron has proven himself to be a bulwark against tax hikes and other economically crippling initiatives launched by the radical left-wing Beshear administration. We are confident that a Cameron Governorship will bring economic prosperity to all Kentuckians,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.
If elected governor, General Cameron will work closely with the state legislature to help make Kentucky more competitive economically and enable the commonwealth to compete with low tax neighbors like those of Tennessee.
We commend General Cameron for his persistent allegiance to Kentuckian taxpayers and look forward to his victory this fall