Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) commends Rep. Mary Miller for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge as the representative for the 15th District of Illinois. The Pledge is a written commitment to Prairie State taxpayers that she will oppose and vote against all income 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.
Statement from Congresswoman Mary Miller (R-IL) on Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:
“Some Republicans just “talk the talk” on taxes and spending, but as a Constitutional conservative, I have voted against every aspect of the disastrous Biden-Pelosi agenda in Congress. America faces $30 trillion in debt, which is nearly $240,000 per taxpayer, while inflation is at a 40-year high. My constituents are watching the value of their paychecks and savings disappear. I signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge because I will never vote to raise taxes on my constituents, and I will never cave to pressure from the DC Swamp to use taxes and debt to fund a massive federal bureaucracy that has grown too large, too powerful, and too detached from the American people.”
There are currently 180 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 85% percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise.
“Congresswoman Mary Miller has made it clear she stands with taxpayers. By signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge she is committing to the taxpayers of Illinois that she will fight to reform government rather than raise taxes,” said ATR President Grover Norquist.
In President Biden’s first year, he championed a multi-trillion tax and spend bill, which includes the largest tax increase since 1968. These tax hikes would disproportionately hurt workers, retirees, consumers, and small businesses. Taxpayers should expect more of the same for the remainder of his presidency.
“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth,” added Norquist. “The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I encourage all candidates for elected office to make this commitment today.”