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Jean Carnahan on Tax Reform


Targeted tax cuts to working families

We [should] invest in our future, [with] a real patientsí bill of rights, and a prescription drug under Medicare, and that it was important to give targeted tax cuts to working families so they could send their child to school or they could care for an elderly parent or buy a home. I would have an additional commitment to some things involving women. Iím very concerned about breast cancer research, pay equity, child care. I would carry that additional commitment and even more intensely.
Source: This Week with Cokie Roberts Nov 5, 2000

Voted YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years.

Vote to pass a bill that would reduce all income tax rates and make other tax cuts totaling $1.35 trillion over 11 years. The bill would increase the standard deduction for married couples subject to the 15% bracket to double that of singles by 2005
Bill HR 1836 ; vote number 2001-165 on May 23, 2001

Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates.

Vote to expand the standard deduction and 15% income tax bracket for couples. The elimination of the "marriage penalty" tax would be offset by reducing the marginal tax rate reductions for the top two rate bracket
Bill HR 1836 ; vote number 2001-112 on May 17, 2001

Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition.

Vote to increase the tax deduction for college tuition costs from $5,000 to $12,000 and increase the tax credit on student loan interest from $500 to $1,000. The expense would be offset by limiting the cut in the top estate tax rate to 53%.
Bill HR 1836 ; vote number 2001-114 on May 17, 2001

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