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Scott Kleeb on Tax Reform

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Supports $1B in tax funds for research on celluosic ethanol

Johanns said, "Scott said corn-based ethanol will not be a part of our future. I could not disagree more."

"I don't know why, as Secretary of Agriculture, he urged the president to veto the Farm Bill, which included $1 billion of research for celluosic ethanol," Kleeb countered.

Johanns said he makes no excuses for vetoing the bill. "I would do it again. You put a tax increase in a farm bill I will veto it just like I vetoed the state budget when they boxed it up with tax increases."

Source: 2008 Nebraska Senate debate reported in Lincoln News Aug 24, 2008

Keep middle-class out of AMT, estate tax, and capital gains

Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska's Brand of Change, p. 4-5 Aug 19, 2008

Tax relief for middle class families

Poor fiscal management led to a $9 trillion federal debt which amounts to a "birth tax" of roughly $30,000 for every child born today. Prices for everything are increasing at a time when most wages are decreasing. Too many are getting away with not paying their fair share. What we need is a targeted tax relief package to help ease the growing burden on 150 million middle class families while stopping the unnecessary tax incentives for companies whose lobbyists dictate our economic policies.
Source: Campaign website, www.ScottKleeb.com May 14, 2008

Simplify the tax code

A simplified tax filing process for the millions of Americans and small businesses--who spend upwards of $2 billion a year on tax preparer fees--would go a long way to easing the growing burden while stimulating increased long-term growth to our economy.
Source: Campaign website, www.ScottKleeb.com May 14, 2008

Balance tax cuts with need to bring deficit under control

Kleeb on Taxes: Supports extending Bush's tax cuts for middle-income Americans. Would consider repealing some tax cuts for wealthier Americans but does not give a percentage or income level. We need to balance (the tax cuts) with our need to bring our deficit and debt under control.
Source: By Robynn Tysver, Omaha World-Herald May 4, 2008

Other candidates on Tax Reform: Scott Kleeb on other issues:
NE Gubernatorial:
Dave Heineman
NE Senatorial:
Ben Nelson
Chuck Hagel
Steven Larrick
Tony Raimondo


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

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Pres.Barack Obama
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State:Hillary Clinton
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DOC:Bill Richardson
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MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
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