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Steven Rathje on Tax Reform

Republican Senate Challenger


Make Tax Cuts Permanent

Steve Rathje is a fiscal conservative that wants to make tax cuts permanent by 2010 to avoid the largest tax increase in American history. He is also determined to phase in a "fair tax" to replace our current, antiquated system with one that will help working families keep more of their hard-earned money. Steve believes that being taxed on what we spend, and not on what we earn, will close unfair tax loop-holes and create a "fair tax" system, whereby all Americans share the responsibility.
Source: Campaign website, www.steverathje.com, "Issues" Mar 2, 2008

End the Death Tax

The "death tax" is wrong and Steve supports permanently ending this erroneous tax. Small businesses and family farmers are hardest hit. Iowans should not be punished when they pass on their life's work to the next generation.
Source: Campaign website, www.steverathje.com, "Issues" Mar 2, 2008

Other candidates on Tax Reform: Steven Rathje on other issues:
IA Gubernatorial:
Chet Culver
IA Senatorial:
Chuck Grassley
Tom Harkin


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)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
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AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
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
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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Page last updated: Dec 03, 2008