State of Georgia Archives: on Tax Reform

Vernon Jones: Permanent repeal of the federal estate tax

Q: Do you support the permanent repeal of the federal estate tax?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support requiring the federal budget to be balanced each year?

A: Yes.

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Josh Lanier: Opposes $1 trillion tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans

LANIER: [to Vernon Jones]: You said you voted for George Bush in 2000 and again in 2004. I just want to ask you what it is you liked about George Bush. Was it the $1 trillion tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans or the $400 million a day in Iraq?

JONES: We needed to find the terrorists no matter where they were. Most people felt like we should keep George Bush as president because we were in the middle of a war. We needed to maintain that consistency.

Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Zell Miller: Tax cuts of $334M in 1999

This budget reflects $334 million in tax cuts: $129 million from removing the final cent of state sales tax from groceries, and $205 million from the income tax cut proposed by the Democratic leadership. This tax cut will touch every Georgia citizen who is represented on a personal income tax form -- an estimated 5.2 million people. This is a 15 percent income tax cut.
Source: FY 1999 Budget Address, Georgia Jan 13, 1998

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