Joni Ernst Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Posted by Eric Oldfather on Thursday, July 18th, 2013, 5:08 PM PERMALINK

State Senator Joni Ernst has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her bid for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, 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, 39 U.S. Senators and 219 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, fourteen governors and over 1,000 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Mrs. Ernst for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people have clearly shown their displeasure with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Joni Ernst demonstrates that she understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Iowa.”

“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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