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Bill Haslam on Tax Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Haslam on other issues.
  • TN thinks differently: don't spend money; give back taxes. (Jan 2013)
  • 100% opposed to a state income tax. (Nov 2010)

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Lamar Alexander on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (TN); previously candidate for President: Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Alexander on other issues.
  • Flatter, fairer, simpler federal income tax. (Aug 1995)
  • End marriage penalty; raise child deductions; cut rates. (May 1999)
  • Restore flatter 28% and 15% tax rates. (May 1999)
  • Double the Charitable Deduction. (May 1999)
  • Small business: End quarterly filing; deduct health care. (May 1999)
  • America needs a “family-friendly” tax code. (May 1999)
  • 6-point Tax Plan. (May 1999)
  • 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)
  • Rated 73% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
Joe Carr on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Carr on other issues.
  • No new taxes, period. (Nov 2013)
Mark Clayton on Tax Reform
Democratic Nominee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Clayton on other issues.
  • Moratorium on income taxes for those earning $50,000 or less. (Apr 2008)
Bob Corker on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bob Corker on other issues.
  • Make President Bush’s tax cuts permanent. (Jan 2006)
  • 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)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
Zach Poskevich on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zach Poskevich on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Diane Black on Tax Reform
Republican (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Diane Black on other issues.
  • Lower corporate income tax rates & capital gains taxes. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Marsha Blackburn on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (TN-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Marsha Blackburn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • 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 71% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Steve Cohen on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Cohen on other issues.
  • 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)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
Jim Cooper on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (TN-5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Cooper on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 28% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 75% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Scott DesJarlais on Tax Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott DesJarlais on other issues.
  • Tennesseans are taxed too much already. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (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)
Jimmy Duncan on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (TN-2): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Jimmy Duncan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • 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)
  • Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2013)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Stephen Fincher on Tax Reform
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Fincher on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Chuck Fleischmann on Tax Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Fleischmann on other issues.
  • Taxation--the ultimate form of invasion of privacy. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
Phil Roe on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Phil Roe on other issues.
  • Fan of the fair tax; and fan of the flat tax. (Oct 2008)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Phil Bredesen on Tax Reform
Democratic TN Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Bredesen on other issues.
  • Balance state needs--without an income tax. (Nov 2006)
Don Sundquist on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Don Sundquist on other issues.
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Ed Bryant on Tax Reform
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Bob Clement on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Senate Nominee (2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Bill Frist on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Majority Leader (TN, retiring 2006): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bill Frist on other issues.
  • Pushed compromise: reduce Estate Tax & raise minimum wage. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Tipper Gore on Tax Reform
Democratic Candidate (Former): Click here for Tipper Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Van Hilleary on Tax Reform
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Bill Jenkins on Tax Reform
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bill Jenkins 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 62% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Rosalind Kurita on Tax Reform
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rosalind Kurita on other issues.
  • Against income tax & sales tax increases. (Feb 2006)
James Quillen on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Quillen on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Fred Thompson on Tax Reform
Former Republican Senator; 2004 candidate for Pres.: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Fred Thompson on other issues.
  • Tax cuts raise revenues; so much for the experts. (Jan 2008)
  • Preserve the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. (Dec 2007)
  • Two options: file as you do now, or flatter two-rate plan. (Nov 2007)
  • Index the AMT for now; repeal it eventually. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Top 40% do pay 99% of income tax, but not FICA. (Oct 2007)
  • Phase out the AMT; lower taxes grow the economy. (Oct 2007)
  • Tax code is broken: dissolve the IRS as we know it. (Sep 2007)
  • Tax code hopelessly out of date & makes us less competitive. (Jun 2007)
  • Progressive tax redistributes wealth without helping economy. (Jun 2007)
  • Taxes burden production; keep rates as low as possible. (May 2007)
  • Tax cuts stimulate the economy. (Apr 2007)
  • 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)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Ed Bryant on Tax Reform
Republican (District 7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Bob Clement on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
David Davis on Tax Reform
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Davis on other issues.
  • Reduce federal spending and lower taxes. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
Lincoln Davis on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (TN-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Davis on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 27% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 25% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Harold Ford on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 23% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Harold Ford-TN on Tax Reform
2006 Democratic challenger, Former U.S. Rep: Click here for Harold Ford-TN on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Gordon on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (TN-6): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Bart Gordon on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 25% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 33% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Bo Heyward on Tax Reform
Independent challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bo Heyward on other issues.
  • Supports flat tax with no penalty for high income. (Apr 2006)
Van Hilleary on Tax Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Chris Lugo on Tax Reform
Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Lugo on other issues.
  • Those who earn the most should pay the most taxes. (Aug 2006)
Mike Padgett on Tax Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Padgett on other issues.
  • Shift tax burden back from middle class to wealthy. (Jun 2008)
John Tanner on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (TN-8): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John Tanner on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 37% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Bob Tuke on Tax Reform
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Tuke on other issues.
  • Repeal Bush tax cuts that favor wealthy Americans. (Jun 2008)
Zach Wamp on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (TN-3): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Zach Wamp on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • 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)
  • Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 62% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Kenneth Eaton on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kenneth Eaton on other issues.
  • Flat tax burdens lower-income people. (Apr 2008)
  • Flat tax burdens lower-income people. (Apr 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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