Florida businessman and congressional candidate Craig Miller recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his bid for the “Sunshine State’s” 24th district. Miller becomes the 4th pledge signer in what appears to be one of the more closely watched races for the upcoming midterm elections in November.
Craig Miller (R-Fla.) Signs the Taxpayer Protection PledgeCongressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ walletsWASHINGTON, D.C. –Craig Miller, a Republican running in Florida’s 24th Congressional district, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 34 U.S. senators and 172 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.“After the passage of the so-called “Stimulus Package,” better known as the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Spending Give-Away, Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government’s coffers,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.“By signing the Pledge, Craig Miller demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Florida’s 24th Congressional district.”“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.