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High-tax policies have led to a weak recovery

Q: What steps would you propose at the federal level to reduce income inequality, while still encouraging economic growth?

Wendy Long: Obama-Schumer high-tax policies have led to a weak recovery from the Financial Crisis that has kept middle-class incomes stagnant and produced low quality jobs for many New Yorkers. Chuck Schumer realized that the Obama tax policies raised taxes on middle-class New Yorkers, but supported them nonetheless. Our tax code is also overly complicated with provisions that benefit special interests and not the forgotten working individuals and small businesses. I will support any plan to lower individual tax rates, simplify the tax code, and eliminate special interest loopholes like the carried interest loophole and deduction for mortgage interest on vacation homes. I would propose, for example, reducing today's seven tax brackets to three (10%, 25%, and 28%), and eliminating the ObamaCare taxes.

Source: LWV's Vote411.org on 2016 New York Senate Race , Sep 19, 2016

Supports a constitutional BBA.

Long supports the CC Voters Guide question on a constitutional BBA

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q11c on Oct 31, 2012

Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget.

Long supports the CC survey question on balancing the budget

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution' The Christian Coalition notes, "You can help make sure that voters have the facts BEFORE they cast their votes. We have surveyed candidates in the most competitive congressional races on the issues that are important to conservatives."

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 16_CC20 on Nov 8, 2016

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