A press release from Senator Mike Enzi’s (R-Wyo.) office mentioned Americans for Tax Reform as a supporter of The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013 (S. 1183, H.R. 2429):

“Washington, D.C.— Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined Senator John Thune, R-S.D. and Representative Kevin Brady, R-Texas, to re-introduce legislation yesterday to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, better known as the death tax.   

Enzi and Barrasso said the bill would permanently abolish the tax on family farms, ranches, and businesses. The senators believe a family’s assets, sometimes built up over generations, should be left in the hands of the family and will be put to better use there in the local community than shipped off to a wasteful Washington.”

An Op-Ed by Chuck Muth in the Nevada Appeal made a strong case for the importance of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in holding politicians accountable: “Chuck Muth: Weak and lazy politicians rely on raising taxes”

 “You see, there’s no wiggle room in the pledge…which is the main reason why so many wimpy Republicans are so scared to death to put their John Hancock where their mouths are. Because a vote to allow someone else to raise taxes is still a vote in support of an effort to increase taxes. Period.

And this is why the tax pledge is so effective in holding the feet to the fire of elected officials who sign it. There are no loopholes. No escape hatches. No Clintonian parsing. Straight up; plain English. You know what you’re going to get from most candidates who sign it. On the other hand…”