State of Alabama Archives: on Tax Reform


Chris Countryman: Super-rich must pay their fair share

In favor of fixing tax loopholes that benefit the super wealthy and enforce legislation that requires them to pay their fair share in taxes. Big business, and the banking and loan industry, have been taking advantage of the working class citizens for way to long. Since the super-rich don't pay their fair share of taxes there is a lack of funding for some of the vital programs within the state.
Source: 2018 Alabama Gubernatorial website RethinkAlabama1 Sep 1, 2017

Roy Moore: Replace income tax with tax on goods and services

I believe in the reduction of taxes at all levels, and a need to reform the tax system by studying and implementing a "flat tax" or a "fair tax," which is a tax on goods and services purchased instead of a tax on income.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate campaign website RoyMoore.org Aug 31, 2017

Doug Jones: End tax cuts & loopholes for wealthy

While our economy has recovered from the depths of the Great Recession, it has not done so equally and not for all. Americans should all have a place in this economy--and tax breaks or loopholes for the very rich hurt lower and moderate income families. They hurt especially hard in Alabama. It is unconscionable to talk about lowering taxes on the rich while cutting funding for education, nutrition, childcare, housing and infrastructure.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate website DougJonesForSenate.com Aug 17, 2017

Stacy Lee George: New lottery will raise money at low cost

I plan to implement an Alabama lottery based off the framework of the Georgia lottery. Upon implementing a lottery, Alabama will be able to enjoy a major increase in small business commissions, job creation stimulating from potential major vendor contracts, increased taxed revenue, and most importantly scholarship and education money. We will utilize staff in Montgomery in various departments that are already being paid but "not working".
Source: 2018 Alabama Governor website StacyLeeGeorge.com Aug 17, 2017

Stacy Lee George: Modest changes can ease tax burden

Change the re-appraisal of property from every year to every FOUR years. Eliminate the grocery tax by replacing it's revenue with savings from the Department of Corrections Budget.
Source: 2018 Alabama Governor website StacyLeeGeorge.com Aug 17, 2017

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

Chris Countryman: Supports targeted spending cuts and tax cuts

In favor of fixing tax loopholes that benefit the super wealthy and enforce legislation that requires them to pay their fair share in taxes. Big business, and the banking and loan industry, have been taking advantage of the working class citizens for way to long. Since the super-rich don't pay their fair share of taxes there is a lack of funding for some of the vital programs within the state. 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, PalmerForAlabama.com 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 www.AL.com 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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