State of West Virginia Archives: on Tax Reform


Alex Mooney: Signed "No New Taxes Pledge"

I believe our government has a spending problem. Tax increases are just an excuse for the spending addicts in Washington to spend more of your hard-earned money. That's why I signed Americans for Tax Reform's "No New Taxes Pledge." As your congressman, I will vote against every attempt to raise taxes.
Source: 2014 W.V. House campaign website, MooneyForCongress.com Nov 4, 2014

Evan Jenkins: Tax relief instead of tax increases

Evan knows we must end the 'tax and spend' ways of Washington. Our nation's $17 Trillion deficit is mortgaging the future of our children and grandchildren and must stop. He believes we must live within our means and tax relief, not tax increases, is what we need to get our country moving in the right direction.
Source: 2014 W.V. House campaign website, EvanJenkins.com Nov 4, 2014

John Buckley: Lower taxes for everyone

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

A: Oppose. Lower taxes for everyone.

Source: Email interview on 2014 W.V. Senate race with OnTheIssues Sep 5, 2014

Earl Ray Tomblin: Reduce, then remove, regressive & unfair sales tax on food

I call for a one-third reduction in our sales tax on food from 3 cents to 2 cents. Several years ago--in a responsible manner--we moved toward removing this regressive, unfair tax. And while we do not have the capability to remove it all at this time-- I believe we can make this fiscally responsible reduction. It is this type of broad tax relief that will help all those trying to make ends meet. Every little bit counts. It is my intention to eliminate the entire food tax over the next few years.
Source: 2011 W.V. State of the State Address Jan 12, 2011

Joe Manchin III: Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil

Manchin is a popular governor serving his second term and known even by West Virginians who don't closely follow politics. To overcome that, the Republicans are trying to make the election a referendum on President Barack Obama. Manchin is banking on his popularity and track record, telling West Virginians to trust he'll be an independent voice.

Raese called the state of the nation's economy "almost catastrophic" and focused heavily on creating a pro-business environment, saying he would push for less regulation and taxation of corporations. He also advocated making tax cuts for people who earn more than $250,000 permanent, arguing it would stimulate investment.

Manchin, however, said he wouldn't "mess with or increase" taxes during a time of turmoil and touted his own ability to cut taxes by $235 million since he took office.

Source: Washington Post coverage of 2010 W.V. Senate debate Oct 18, 2010

John Raese: Make tax cuts permanent, even for earners over $250K

Manchin is a popular governor serving his second term and known even by West Virginians who don't closely follow politics. To overcome that, the Republicans are trying to make the election a referendum on President Barack Obama. Manchin is banking on his popularity and track record, telling West Virginians to trust he'll be an independent voice.

Raese called the state of the nation's economy "almost catastrophic" and focused heavily on creating a pro-business environment, saying he would push for less regulation and taxation of corporations. He also advocated making tax cuts for people who earn more than $250,000 permanent, arguing it would stimulate investment.

Manchin, however, said he wouldn't "mess with or increase" taxes during a time of turmoil and touted his own ability to cut taxes by $235 million since he took office.

Source: Washington Post coverage of 2010 W.V. Senate debate Oct 18, 2010

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