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Mead Treadwell on Tax Reform

 


Signed Taxpayer Protection Pledge

According to a press release from Mead Treadwell's campaign for lieutenant governor, the candidate signed a pledge "to oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes" in front of the audience gathered for the Mat-Su Republican Women's Club candidates forum on Saturday. The so-called "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" is part of a national effort conducted by the group Americans for Tax Reform. After Treadwell signed the promise, he urged his Republican primary opponents, Jay Ramras and Eddie Burke, to do the same. "Eddie Burke accepted and signed but Jay Ramras did not," reports the press release. Take it for what you will, but we admit this pledge has us confused about who exactly protects taxpayers. We always thought law enforcement officers, firefighters and members of the military protected taxpayers, but now it appears political candidates do.
Source: Alaska Dispatch, "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" , May 24, 2010

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