Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) commends congressional candidate Lisa Scheller for becoming the first candidate in Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District election to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to Keystone State taxpayers that they will oppose and vote against all tax hikes.
Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing, so the promise is much harder to break.
For those candidates who refuse to sign the Pledge, voters should wonder why this politician chooses to leave the door open to tax hikes.
“Pennsylvania voters are looking for solutions that get Americans back to work and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
There are currently 178 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 88 percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise.
President Joe Biden has already promised a slew of tax increases – totally over $3.42 trillion. These tax hikes range from repealing the Trump tax cuts to an increase in the Death Tax and higher energy taxes.
“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I applaud Lisa Scheller for her commitment to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania and I encourage all candidates running in this race to make the same commitment today,” continued Norquist.
New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. For the most up-to-date information on this race or any other, please visit the ATR Pledge Database.