State of Alabama Archives: on Tax Reform

Marcus Bowman: Income taxes are not a solution; reduce spending

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy, "Higher taxes on the wealthy"

A: Income taxes are not a solution. We need to reduce spending in America and start controlling our debt.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Jan 21, 2016

Ron Crumpton: Higher taxes on the wealthy

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Higher taxes on the wealthy"?

A: Strongly supports.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Nov 26, 2015

Christopher Countryman: Supports targeted spending cuts and tax cuts

Countryman has scheduled a public event to officially announce his candidacy. "Christopher will be sharing his vision for Alabama's future during the rally and will be addressing important issues such as educational system reform, adequately funding our healthcare system, balancing the state budget, crime prevention, political ethics reform and many other very important issues," according to a release from [his partner] Bruce Countryman, serving as a campaign volunteer.

Countryman said he supports targeted spending cuts and tax cuts. "Attempt to evaluate which programs can have funding cuts in order to balance the state budget in order to provide funding for new tax cuts, infrastructure programs, job creation programs and educational programs," Countryman said.

Source: Dothan Eagle on 2018 Alabama gubernatorial race Sep 21, 2015

Gary Palmer: Raising taxes is not the answer

The federal government doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Raising taxes is not the answer. I will not support a tax increase.
Source: 2014 AL-6 House campaign website, Sep 30, 2014

Gary Palmer: Repeal the death tax; adopt the FairTax

Q: Do you support lowering taxes as a way of promoting growth in the economy?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?

A: Not at the federal level, states can make their own decisions. At the federal level, I support cutting the corporate income tax rate, allowing businesses to expense capital purchases in the year they are made, cutting individual rates, cutting the capital gains tax, eliminating the double taxation of dividends, repealing the Death Tax and eventually adopting a FairTax.

Source: VoteSmart 2014 Alabama Congressional Political Courage Test Aug 30, 2014

Jeff Sessions: Bush tax cuts have helped the economy

Sessions says, “I’ve seen people in Mobile buy $5 worth of gas. That’s all they had. It just drives home that this surge in gasoline prices is sucking out large amounts of our American wealth that they could otherwise be using on other things important to them.”

Figures said people are “really finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. You hear that more than anything else--economy and gas prices.“

”Look where we are. We went from a nation in the black to a nation in the red. Now we’re up to trillions of dollars in the red,“ she said. ”My opponent voted with the president 98 percent of the time.“

But Sessions said the Bush tax cuts have helped the economy and he would vote to make them permanent. However, he broke with the Bush administration in voting against the financial bailout bill on Oct. 1.

Source: 2008 Alabama Senate Debate; Associated Press on Oct 11, 2008

Robert Bentley: Supports flat tax structure for state income taxes

Source: Alabama 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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