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Jim Bender on Tax Reform

 


Simplify the tax code and other government regulations

    I am running for the US Senate from New Hampshire in 2010 to accomplish three objectives:
  1. To dramatically reduce bloated federal spending, and our federal deficit.
  2. To simplify government regulation and compliance requirements, starting with th federal tax code.
  3. To expand the 22nd amendment to include strict Congressional term limits.
"I pledge my full capabilities and energy to achieve these objectives, which will improve our government and the lives of every New Hampshire citizen."
Source: Campaign website, www.benderforsenate.com, "About" Dec 25, 2009

Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes.

Bender signed Americans for Tax Reform "Taxpayer Protection Pledge"

Politicians often run for office saying they won't raise taxes, but then quickly turn their backs on the taxpayer. The idea of the Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing.

In the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, candidates and incumbents solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases. While ATR has the role of promoting and monitoring the Pledge, the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is actually made to a candidate's constituents, who are entitled to know where candidates stand before sending them to the capitol. Since the Pledge is a prerequisite for many voters, it is considered binding as long as an individual holds the office for which he or she signed the Pledge.

Since its rollout with the endorsement of President Reagan in 1986, the pledge has become de rigeur for Republicans seeking office, and is a necessity for Democrats running in Republican districts.

Source: Americans for Tax Reform "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" 10-ATR on Aug 12, 2010

Other candidates on Tax Reform: Jim Bender on other issues:
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