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Heidi Heitkamp on Tax Reform

 


Never eliminate home mortgage deduction

Both candidates mostly ducked a question about which tax loopholes they would close as part of an overall reform plan. Heitkamp said she would "never" support eliminating a tax deduction for interest on home mortgages, and declared she would abolish tax incentives that she said have encouraged companies to export jobs. Both she and Berg said they supported reducing corporate income tax rates
Source: Connecticut Post on 2012 N.D. Senate debate , Oct 25, 2012

We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks

Challenged by a questioner at a town-hall campaign meeting, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp said she'll offer suggestions for cutting federal spending and reducing the national debt during her campaign this fall.

In public appearances, Heitkamp has detailed her objections to a budget-cutting plan offered by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., which potential GOP Senate rival Rick Berg has supported. Ryan's blueprint would reduce tax rates, including those for high-income Americans, and end guaranteed Medicare benefits for younger people once they reach retirement age, Heitkamp said.

It suggests ending some tax breaks, without being specific, Heitkamp said. "None of these (budget plans) are detailed. The problem is, they're all political documents. They're not real budgets. That needs to end, and we need to have a discussion," Heitkamp said. "I will tell you specifically what I think in the budget can work and what can't work."

Source: AP/The Dickinson Press on 2012 N.D. Senate debate , May 5, 2012

Supports increasing tax rates.

Heitkamp supports the CC Voters Guide question on tax rates

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: "Increasing federal income tax rates"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q11a on Oct 31, 2012

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