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NM Senate and AL-05 Candidates Join Cadre of Federal 2020 Signers

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Posted by Adam Radman, Victoria Snitsar on Thursday, May 16th, 2019, 1:10 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) thanks New Mexico Senate candidate Gavin Clarkson and Alabama 5th District candidate Chris Lewis for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. By signing the Pledge, these gentlemen have made the commitment to oppose and vote against any and all tax increases as federal officeholders.

Gavin Clarkson is running in the Republican primary for New Mexico’s open Senate seat, currently held by retiring Democrat Tom Udall.  The Cook Political Report rates this seat as “Likely Democrat”.

Clarkson served in the Trump administration’s Department of the Interior as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Economic Development – Indian Affairs. 

Chris Lewis is running in a Republican primary for Alabama’s 5th congressional district seat, currently held by Rep. Mo Brooks. Brooks has signed and kept the Pledge as an elected official. The Cook Political Report rates this seat as “Solid Republican”.

Lewis is a retired U.S. Naval Officer, who served multiple tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Pledge is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials, from state representatives to governors and US Senators, have signed the Pledge.

ATR will continue to follow these races closely and will provide additional updates as more candidates sign the Pledge.

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ATR Congratulates Pledge Signer Dan Bishop on NC-09 GOP Primary Win

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Posted by Adam Radman, Victoria Snitsar on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, 2:41 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates Pledge signer Dan Bishop on winning the NC-09 Republican Primary last night.  As a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, he has made a written commitment to the people of North Carolina to oppose and vote against any and all tax increases if elected to Congress. 

Bishop joins Sen. Thom Tillis, Sen. Richard Burr, and all Republican members of the North Carolina congressional delegation in making this commitment to Tar Heel State taxpayers.

“We are ecstatic that taxpayers have a true ally in NC-09 Republican primary winner Dan Bishop. I challenge his opponent Democrat Dan McCready to make the same commitment to taxpayers before the special election, and sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” said Grover Norquist, President of ATR.

McCready has yet to sign the pledge, leaving the door open to higher taxes. As a political outsider, he has no legislative track record and voters deserve to know where stands on taxes. In a Facebook post from December of 2017, McCready called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act “just one more in a never-ending string of failures from Washington.”

Bishop currently represents the 39th district, south-central Mecklenburg County, in the North Carolina State Senate. From 2015 to 2017, he served one term in the North Carolina House Representatives and two terms on the Mecklenburg County Commission. In addition to signing the federal Pledge, Bishop also signed the state Taxpayer Protection Pledge as a member of the NC State Legislature.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will never 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.

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Which NC-09 Candidates Are Leaving the Door Open to Higher Taxes?

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Posted by Adam Radman, Leigh Payne on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, 3:19 PM PERMALINK

As the NC-09 special election primary approaches, voters deserve to know where all 13 candidates stand on vital pocketbook issues such as taxes and jobs. Candidates often campaign in opposition to higher taxes, but disregard campaign promises once they take office.

Fortunately for North Carolina voters, the following candidates have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:   

These candidates join Sen. Thom Tillis, Sen. Richard Burr, and all Republican members of the North Carolina congressional delegation in making this commitment to Tar Heel State taxpayers.  

Sadly, several candidates for the Republican nomination have not made this solemn promise yet. Americans for Tax Reform strongly encourages Leigh Brown, Kathie Day, Gary Dunn, Albert Wiley Jr., and Chris Anglin to show their support for taxpayers and put their commitment in writing.  

Democrat presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have already campaigned on repealing the Trump tax cuts, which would be a significant tax hike on middle-class Americans.  The Taxpayer Protection Pledge ensures that candidates stay true to their word by putting their anti-tax rhetoric in writing.

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ATR Congratulates Pledge Signers Dr. Greg Murphy and Dr. Joan Perry on Advancing to NC-03 GOP Run-Off

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Posted by Adam Radman, Leigh Payne on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, 2:51 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates Taxpayer Protection Pledge signers Rep. Greg Murphy and Dr. Joan Perry for advancing to the NC-03 GOP Primary Run-off, which will happen on July 9th. 

Former Rep. Walter Jones’s unexpected death, shortly after his reelection, left North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District without representation. 17 Republicans filed for the primary in the special election which occurred yesterday, April 30th.  

Dr. Murphy and Dr. Perry received 22.5% and 15.4% of the primary votes respectively. Since 30% is required to win the primary, both candidates advance to a run-off.

Taxpayers can rest easy knowing that both candidates (Murphy and Perry) made written commitments to the taxpayers of North Carolina to “oppose and vote against income tax hikes.” Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr and every Republican member of the North Carolina congressional delegation have also made the same commitment to voters. 
 
Murphy is the only physician serving in the North Carolina General Assembly and currently the co-chair of the House Health Policy Committee.   

Perry has served as a pediatrician in eastern Carolina for over thirty years, member of Pat McCrory’s Health and Human Services Transition Team, and appointed by Gov. Jim Martin to the North Carolina Day Care Commission. 

Cook Political Report rates the district R+12, all but guaranteeing the winner of the GOP primary becomes the next Representative of NC-03.


Greg Murphy Becomes the First Candidate to Make “No New Taxes” Promise in NC-03 Race

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Posted by Adam Radman on Monday, March 25th, 2019, 10:41 AM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates NC-03 candidate Greg Murphy for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of North Carolina to oppose higher taxes. 

Murphy joins Sen. Thom Tillis, Sen. Richard Burr, and all Republican members of the North Carolina congressional delegation in making this commitment to Tar Heel State taxpayers. 

ATR strongly encourages all candidates to make the same commitment.

Greg Murphy is the only physician serving in the North Carolina General Assembly and currently the co-chair of the House Health Policy Committee.  

“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 Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their 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 Mr. Murphy’s commitment to the taxpayers of North Carolina. I challenge all candidates for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.


Stop the Gas Tax Hike!

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Posted by Adam Radman on Friday, February 16th, 2018, 9:13 AM PERMALINK

It seems politicians in Washington can't help themselves. While Americans are just starting to feel tax relief from President Trump's tax cuts, some in Congress are already floating the idea of a federal gas tax hike. 

The federal gas tax is one of the most regressive taxes in existence. It disproportionally affects lower-income people, who see a more substantial portion of their paychecks go towards energy. 

A recent study by Strategas Research found that "60% of the individual tax cut savings in 2018 would be wiped out by rising gasoline prices and a $.25 per gallon gasoline tax increase."

There is no need for a gas tax hike. The problem is gas tax revenue is siphoned off to pay for projects unrelated to roads and bridges.

Use the form below to tell President Trump and Congress: No Gas Tax Hike!

 

 

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Dave Leroy Makes Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes in ID-01 Race

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Posted by Adam Radman on Monday, February 12th, 2018, 12:08 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Dave Leroy for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Idaho to oppose higher taxes.

Dave Leroy has had a distinguished career in Gem State politics. His career includes terms as Ada County Prosecutor, Idaho Attorney General and Idaho Lt. Governor. Deroy is the first Republican candidate to sign the "no new taxes" Pledge in the race. ATR strongly encourages all candidates to make the same commitment to taxpayers.

“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 Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their 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 Mr. Leroy’s commitment to the taxpayers of Idaho. I challenge all candidates for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.

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Seth Leibsohn Makes Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes in AZ-09 Race

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Posted by Adam Radman on Friday, February 9th, 2018, 12:04 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Seth Leibsohn for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Arizona to oppose higher taxes.

Radio show host and political activist Leibsohn is the first Republican candidate to sign the "no new taxes" Pledge in the race. ATR strongly encourages all candidates to make the same commitment to taxpayers.

“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 Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their 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 Mr. Leibsohn’s commitment to the taxpayers of Arizona. I challenge all candidates for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.

Photo Credit: Seth Leibsohn for Congress

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Leah Vukmir Makes Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes in U.S. Senate Race

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Posted by Adam Radman on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, 2:29 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Wisconsin to oppose higher taxes.

Vukmir has had a distinguished career in Badger State politics, which spans terms as a state senator and a state representative. Showing her dedication to Wisconsin taxpayers, Vukmir signed and kept the Taxpayer Protection Pledge on the state level and renewed her solemn promise to taxpayers by signing the "no new taxes" Pledge for the U.S. Senate race. ATR strongly encourages all candidates to make the same commitment to taxpayers.

“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 Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their 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 Leah Vukmir’s strong commitment to the taxpayers of Wisconsin. I challenge all candidates for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.

Photo Credit: Leah Vukmir for Senate

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ATR Launches "Stop Obamacare Taxes" Bus Tour

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Posted by Adam Radman on Friday, September 29th, 2017, 11:03 AM PERMALINK

If Congress fails to act, the Obamacare Health Insurance Tax (HIT) will hit Americans on January 1, 2018. This tax alone could cause premiums to increase by $5,000 over a decade. Allowing more Obamacare taxes to take effect in 2018 should be out of the question.

Obamacare contains $1 trillion in new or higher taxes. Many of these taxes directly or indirectly harm middle-class families.

Right now, we have to stop those taxes that come into effect next year, especially the devastating the HIT tax.
 
But Congress cannot give up on repealing those Obamacare taxes already in effect, including the employer mandate tax, the individual mandate tax, and the tax on prescription medicine.  We have to regroup and go back to repeal all Obamacare taxes. 
 

That is why Americans for Tax Reform is launching our Stop Obamacare Taxes bus tour to keep the pressure on Congress to repeal Obamacare. We want to remind politicians in Washington, D.C. that Obamacare taxes are increasing the cost of our healthcare and hurting our economy.

The Bus will stop in Nevada, Colorado, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, North Carolina, and finishing the trip in Washington, D.C. 

To learn more about each stop, check out www.stopobamacaretaxes.com

Contact Congress: Tell your senators to delay and repeal All Obamacare taxes here.

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