Kentucky taxpayers should be excited to learn that Dr. Rand Paul recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge for his U.S. Senate race. While currently working as an eye doctor, Dr. Paul also runs Kentucky Taxpayers United– a group that actively promotes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge throughout the state.
Rand Paul (R-Ky.) signs the Taxpayer Protection PledgeU.S. Senate candidate promises to protect the family budget by signing “No New Tax” PledgeWASHINGTON, D.C. – Rand Paul, a Republican running for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat, 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, six Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.“American taxpayers need candidates that understand the financial issues facing the U.S. today,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.“By signing the Pledge, Rand Paul shows hardworking families that he understands that letting them keep more of their money is not only good for the family budget but good for the economy as well.”“I strongly encourage every candidate for federal and state office to sign the Pledge,”Norquist continued.