Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) commends U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler for becoming the first candidate in Georgia’s special U.S. Senate race to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to Peach State taxpayers to oppose tax increases.

“The Taxpayer Protection Pledge stands as a barrier against tax hikes and makes continued pro-growth tax reform possible. We are ecstatic about Sen. Loeffler’s decision to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to the taxpayers of Georgia,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

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. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 incumbent elected officials are signers of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” continued Norquist.