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Carly Fiorina on Tax Reform

 


Tax burden is already too high

Q: What would you say to increasing the tax burden?

FIORINA: The tax burden is already too high. The tax burden must be cut, must be lowered. That is the only way we can get our economy growing again by creating jobs, and that means cutting taxes and w must actually cut federal spending. Now, once again, this is an area where Tom Campbell and I apparently disagree fundamentally. In 1989, when he was a congressman, he proposed a gas tax increase in congress. In 1997, he was the only Republican to vote against tax cuts. Last year, he proposed a $16 billion tax increase for California. He has said that he wants to increase the gasoline tax by 32 cents a gallon to close the California budget deficit. We already have the highest gas tax in the nation at 65 cents.

CAMPBELL: That's absolute inaccurate. The NTU in the 102nd Congress rated me #1 most fiscally responsible based on the amount of net cuts that I co-sponsored. I have never proposed that taxes be increased to close the federal budget.

Source: Hogue News 1380 KTKZ coverage of 2010 CA Senate debate Mar 7, 2010

I will vote against every tax increase; cut waste instead

FIORINA: Tom Campbell, I will ask you again, why will you not sign the taxpayer protection pledge?

CAMPBELL: The reason is clear because, for example, suppose there is another airline crisis involving security and in order to beef up security we need to put a tax on airline tickets. Are you going to vote no if that money? Would you vote no on a special tax on airline tickets to beef up security on airlines?

FIORINA: I would, yes, and the reason I would vote no is because there is absolutely no reason that our federal government, which is now $12.5 trillion in debt, cannot trim spending from the waste bloat that sits in the federal government bureaucracy to deal with its most important priority, which is to protect the men and women of this country.

Q: Concluding remarks?

FIORINA: I will fight for every job; I will vote against every tax increase; I will champion reduced regulation, lower taxes and lower government spending. We must take our government back and make it work.

Source: Hogue News 1380 KTKZ coverage of 2010 CA Senate debate Mar 7, 2010

Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new or increased taxes

Carly has signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising that, as a U.S. senator, she will not vote for any new or increased taxes on California's citizens or enterprises. As it is, the federal government already takes a significant chunk out of every American's paycheck, and there's little transparency with respect to how those taxpayer dollars are being spent.
Source: Campaign website, carlyforcalifornia.com Dec 25, 2009

Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases.

Fiorina opposes the CC survey questions on increasing taxes

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q11 on Aug 11, 2010

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