Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge for Congressional Race


Posted by Adam Radman on Friday, July 24th, 2009, 1:00 PM PERMALINK

Councilman Charles Djou recently became the first candidate in Hawaii's First Congressional Distrct race to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Taxpayers in Hawaii should already be quite familiar with Djou and his pro-taxpayer stances as he previously signed the Pledge as a city councilman.

Djou is considered by many to be a highly touted prospect by the NRCC. They’ve already enlisted him in their Young Guns Program, where he is listed as an “On the Radar” candidate.
 
While Neil Abercrombie has been in office since 1991, Cook Political Report ranks this race as only “Likely D” with a PVI of D+11 and CQ Politics ranks the race as “Leans D.”
 
To see ATR’s official statement on signing the Pledge, click “read more.”
 
Charles Djou (R-Hawaii.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Charles Djou, a Republican running in Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional district, 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, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
 
“After the passage of the so-called “Stimulus Package” better known as the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Spending Give-Away, Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government’s coffers ,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
 
“By signing the Pledge, Charles Djou demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional district.”
 
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

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