ATR's Naughty and Nice List for 2016


Posted by Americans for Tax Reform on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016, 3:00 PM PERMALINK

Nice

President-elect Donald J. Trump

For proposing a big, beautiful tax cut that will increase take-home pay for all income levels and Make America Great Again

 

Naughty

Hillary Clinton

For proposing a $1,000,000,000,000 tax hike on the American people.

Nice

Clinton campaign senior staff

For failing to send their candidate to Wisconsin and Michigan during the final stretch of the campaign. 

Nice

Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady

For leading the charge for pro-growth tax reform.

 

Nice

Sedgewick County in Wichita, KS

For naming a building after Ronald Reagan for the very first time in the Sunflower State.

 

Naughty

Tom Steyer

For funding campaigns to tax e-cigs and vaping devices.

 

Nice

Ron Swanson

 

Naughty

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval

For pushing yet another tax hike, this time to pay for an NFL stadium.

 

Naughty

Cook County, IL Board of Commissioners, and San Francisco and Boulder, CO voters

For approving soda tax hikes. As Senator Bernie Sanders has correctly pointed out, “a tax on soda and juice drinks would disproportionately increase taxes on low-income families.”

Naughty

Hillary Clinton

For proposing to increase the Death Tax to 65%


 

Nice

Sierra Club and other green groups

For opposing a ballot measure that would’ve imposed a revenue neutral carbon tax, and in so doing making it crystal clear that environmental groups care more about growing government than supposed reductions in emissions.

 

Naughty

IRS Chief John Koskinen

For stonewalling the investigation into Lois Lerner/IRS abuse of conservative grassroots groups.

 

Nice

San Diego voters

For rejecting a massive hotel tax hike that would have been funneled to an NFL stadium

 

Naughty

The United Nations

For launching an assault on IP through its Access to Medicines report.

 

Naughty

The World Health Organization

For recommending that all countries impose a soda tax.

 

Nice

NRSC staff and Chairman Roger F. Wicker

For holding the Senate majority

 

Naughty

Hillary Clinton

For refusing to offer any income tax rate reduction for any American family or business.

 

Nice

Fairfax County voters

For rejecting the “Meals Tax”

 

Naughty

The United Kingdom Courts

For upholding plain packaging laws that are a clear violation of IP rights

 

Naughty

President Obama

For continuing to break his no middle class tax hike pledge by vetoing Obamacare repeal.

 

Nice

Voters in Iceland

For overwhelmingly choosing the Center-Right Independence Party in this year’s elections.

 

Naughty

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

For pushing for government controlled tax preparation.What could possibly go wrong?

Naughty

IRS Chief John Koskinen

For skipping his own impeachment hearing.

 

Nice

The India Property Rights Alliance

For hosting its 2nd annual conference that helped with the global launch of the International Property Rights Index.

 

Naughty

President Obama

For proposing a $3.4 trillion tax hike in his final budget.

 

Naughty

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager

For retroactively taxing US companies based on the argument that competitive taxation constitutes “illegal state aid”.

 

Nice

Dr. Tom Price

For his work holding CMMI accountable.

 

Naughty

The IRS

For wasting $12 million in taxpayer funds on an unusable email system.

 

Naughty

President Obama

For imposing new, complex, unconstitutional regulations on Americans.

 

Nice

President-elect Donald Trump

For promising to repeal Obamacare and its massive tax hikes.

 

Naughty

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

For signing into law a bill that prohibits people from advertising their property online for short-term rental.

 

Nice

House Speaker Paul Ryan

For his “Better Way” plan to get the economy working again by cutting taxes, reining in regulations, and repealing and replacing Obamacare.

 

Nice

Congressman Rob Bishop

For passing legislation addressing Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis without a taxpayer funded bailout.

 

Naughty

CFPB Director Richard Cordray

Out of control, unaccountable imposition of nearly 50 rules since CFPB creation just five years ago.

 

Nice

Congressman Peter Roskam

For his oversight of the IRS and illegal Obamacare subsidies.

 

Naughty

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

For massive tax hikes.

Naughty

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

For opening the door for taxing the internet.

 

Nice

Congressman Warren Davidson

For fighting back against Obama’s unilateral Death Tax hike.

 

Naughty

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D)

For pushing a capital gains tax hike on investment partnerships​.

 

Nice

Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens 

For his opposition to use of taxpayer funds to build a soccer stadium in St. Louis

 

Nice

Rep. Tom MacArthur (R)

For pushing hard for pro-growth tax reforms in Puerto Rico.

 

Nice

Congressman Mark Walker and Sen. Ben Sasse

For fighting against the billion dollar Obamacare Reinsurance bailout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice

Bill Clinton

For acknowledging the need to cut the uncompetitive corporate rate, despite his wife's hostile position on the issue.

 

Nice

State Senator Mark Green

For making Tennessee a true no income tax state by leading the successful effort to pass legislation getting rid of the state’s six percent tax on investment income.

 

Nice

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)

For working to protect consumers and American businesses by pushing Congress to reform the costly and burdensome Dodd-Frank Act.

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