Americans for Tax Reform confident Davis would fight for Kentucky taxpayers


WASHINGTON – Today, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) , the nation’s leading taxpayer group, announced that it is highly confident Republican candidate Geoff Davis would protect taxpayer’s rights and work to expand the economy as a representative from Kentucky’s 4 th district.

Davis, a former Army officer, graduate of West Point and current manufacturing consultant, is vying against retired TV News Anchorman Nick Clooney for an open seat in the House of Representatives. Davis has received ATR’s accolades as he has vowed to oppose all efforts to increase taxes.

“Voters in Kentucky can rest assured Davis won’t vote to raise taxes,” said Grover Norquist , president of ATR . “ Davis put it on paper that he would stand for taxpayer’s rights; Clooney refuses to put his word in writing.”

Davis signed ATR’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge," a written commitment to the taxpayers in a candidate\’s district to oppose any and all tax increases, joining President George W. Bush, 42 U.S. senators, and 217 members of the U.S. House of Representatives in signing the pledge. Clooney refuses to take the Pledge.

Davis would put 12 years of experience consulting with large and small businesses to work in Northern Kentucky. He would end taxes on buyout proceeds, preserving earnings for tobacco farmers. He would work to permanently reinstate a research and development tax credit, rewarding hard-working business owners. He would end the double taxation of dividends, putting more money back in the hands of those who earned it. Additionally, Davis supports Bush’s tax cuts and would vote to make them permanent.

Clooney, on the other hand, is already proposing tax increases. Davis openly opposes eliminating the death tax and has thus far called for federal tax increases totaling $90 billion. He wants to increase payroll taxes by removing the cap on how much income is taxed for social security purposes.

“Taxpayers can’t afford to have Clooney sitting in the House,” continued Norquist. “Raising taxes won’t fix all our problems. Kentucky needs someone with a little more business savvy then that.”