Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Dr. Yona Barash for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of California to oppose higher taxes.
Dr. Barash was born in Romania during WWII and immigrated to Israel in a refugee camp. In 1975, Yona moved to the United States and practiced surgery in Sacramento since 1989. Dr.Barash is tired of the wasteful government spending and wants more accountability on tax dollars being spent.
“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 get the economy going again. Signing the Pledge 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 Dr. Barash’s commitment to the taxpayers of California. I challenge all candidates for California’s 7th Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.