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Andrew Rice on Tax Reform

Democratic Challenger


Government's basic functions must be well funded

Tax Policy: Andrew Rice is a "competence-in-government Democrat". His record on taxes shows he will work to ensure that American taxpayers are getting their money's worth from their federal government. Oklahomans know that in today's world, you get what you pay for. Rice believes that government's basic functions like national defense, law enforcement, disaster relief and recovery, infrastructure, education and health care for the poor must be well funded and efficiently managed.
Source: Campaign website, www.andrewforoklahoma.com, "Issues" Jun 3, 2008

Has not supported a tax increase; does support investment

Rice has not supported a tax increase. He helped craft a Senate bill that would grant Oklahoma families a back-to-school sales tax holiday during the days before public schools convene. However, when the Oklahoma House expanded the bill to include millions of dollars in additional tax cuts, he voted no because he believes the lost revenue will result in reduced services. An industrial recruiter told him that prospective employers are bypassing Oklahoma because the state doesn't invest in itself.
Source: Campaign website, www.andrewforoklahoma.com, "Details" May 21, 2008

No tax increases in Oklahoma, but no tax cuts either

State Sen. Rice has not supported a tax increase and he helped craft a Senate bill that would grant Oklahoma families a back-to-school sales tax holiday during the days before public schools convene in August. However, when the House of Representatives expanded the bill to include millions of dollars in additional tax cuts, he voted no because he believes the lost revenue will result in reduced services. Oklahoma already imposes the lowest tax burden on its residents among the 50 states.
Source: Campaign website, www.andrewforoklahoma.com, "Issues" Mar 30, 2008

Other candidates on Tax Reform: Andrew Rice on other issues:
OK Gubernatorial:
Brad Henry
OK Senatorial:
James Inhofe
Tom Coburn


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Wayne Allard(R,CO)
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Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
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Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

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