Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates Army veteran Brian Mast for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Florida 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.” Mast is running for the open congressional seat that Rep. Patrick Murphy (D) is leaving to run for Senate.
Candidates running for office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing and provide an additional layer of accountability to the taxpayer.
The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials, from state to representative to governor to US Senator, have signed the Pledge.
“I want to congratulate Mast for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 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,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.
ATR will continue to follow this race closely and will provide additional updates as more candidates sign the Pledge.