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Maggie Hassan on Tax Reform
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Maggie Hassan on other issues.
  • NH can fund its priorities without a broad-based tax. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

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Kelly Ayotte on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Kelly Ayotte on other issues.
  • Wrong philosophy to raise taxes during difficult economy. (Sep 2010)
  • Keep zero federal estate tax; don't return to 50%. (Sep 2010)
  • Eliminate death tax once and for all: it's double taxation. (Jul 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Scott Brown on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Scott Brown on other issues.
  • Never raise taxes in a recession; it hurts job creators. (Oct 2012)
  • Guilty as charged: I don't want to raise taxes. (Sep 2012)
  • I'm not going to raise taxes on our job creators. (Sep 2012)
  • Maintain Bush tax cuts after 2010. (Jan 2010)
  • 15 percent across the board tax cut. (Jan 2010)
  • Permanently eliminate the estate tax. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted NO on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit. (Apr 2003)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Andy Martin on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Andy Martin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Rubens on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Rubens on other issues.
  • Don't raise taxes, but means-test retirement benefits. (Nov 2013)
  • Pro-growth tax swap: simplify & reform anti-jobs tax code. (Nov 2013)
Jeanne Shaheen on Tax Reform
Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jeanne Shaheen on other issues.
  • Support middle class tax cuts to help working families. (Jul 2008)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Karen Testerman on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Karen Testerman on other issues.
  • Supports flat tax & abolishing the IRS. (Nov 2013)

House:


Annie Kuster on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Annie Kuster on other issues.
  • High earners should pay fair share to reduce deficit. (Apr 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Carol Shea-Porter on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Carol Shea-Porter on other issues.
  • GOP votes for the very wealthy top 1%. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Lynch on Tax Reform
Democratic NH Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Lynch on other issues.
  • Opposes income tax and sales tax. (Nov 2006)
  • I will veto any income or sales tax. (Nov 2006)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Jeanne Shaheen on Tax Reform
Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jeanne Shaheen on other issues.
  • Support middle class tax cuts to help working families. (Jul 2008)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Charlie Bass on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (NH-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Bass on other issues.
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 59% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Craig Benson on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Craig Benson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Fernald on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Governor (until 1996): Click here for Mark Fernald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Tax Reform
2004 former Democratic challenger; state Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Burt Cohen on other issues.
  • Change through action against statewide property tax. (Aug 2001)
Doris Haddock on Tax Reform
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Doris Haddock on other issues.
  • Tax cuts for the wealthiest American cannot be justified. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports progressive tax schedules & balanced budgets. (Sep 2004)
  • The rest of us pay for Bush’s billionaire tax cuts. (Sep 2004)
Bill Zeliff on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Zeliff on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Tom Alciere on Tax Reform
2010 GOP challenger (lost primary); formerly State Rep: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Alciere on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes instead of making taxes more progressive. (Mar 2010)
Jim Bender on Tax Reform
2010 Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bender on other issues.
  • Simplify the tax code and other government regulations. (Dec 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
Ken Blevens on Tax Reform
Libertarian challenger: Click here for Ken Blevens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeb Bradley on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Bradley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Rated 59% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Judd Gregg on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (NH): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Judd Gregg on other issues.
  • Made the right decision to cut taxes for the wealthy. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 80% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 20% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
Paul Hodes on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Paul Hodes on other issues.
  • Fiscally irresponsible to allow tax breaks for the top 2%. (Sep 2010)
  • Irresponsible to give $700B in tax cuts to wealthiest 2%. (Sep 2010)
  • Estate tax of 35% after first $5 million. (Sep 2010)
  • Keep the estate tax; keep the dividend tax. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
Paul Hodes on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Paul Hodes on other issues.
  • Fiscally irresponsible to allow tax breaks for the top 2%. (Sep 2010)
  • Irresponsible to give $700B in tax cuts to wealthiest 2%. (Sep 2010)
  • Estate tax of 35% after first $5 million. (Sep 2010)
  • Keep the estate tax; keep the dividend tax. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
John Sununu on Tax Reform
Republican Senator; previously Representative (NH-1): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for John Sununu on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 85% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
John Sununu on Tax Reform
Republican Senator; previously Representative (NH-1): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for John Sununu on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 85% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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