Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr., now running for North Carolina’s 6th Congressional seat, has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. In doing so, Berger has made a vital commitment to North Carolina taxpayers. By signing the Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, Berger has committed 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 Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Mr. Berger 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, Phil Berger, Jr. demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of North Carolina.”

“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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