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Sean Parnell on Tax Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Sean Parnell on other issues.
  • Eliminate progressivity & create a simpler 25% tax. (Jan 2013)
  • Meaningful tax reform; cut spending by $856M. (Jan 2012)
  • Support the Cut, Cap, Balance Pledge. (Jul 2011)
  • Suspend the state motor fuel tax since we have enough money. (Jan 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)

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Mark Begich on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Begich on other issues.
  • Extend tax cuts; and end the AMT. (Aug 2008)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Mar 2012)
Joe Miller on Tax Reform
Challenger and previous Republican Nominee: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Miller on other issues.
  • Eliminate income tax; support the FairTax. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Tax Reform
Independent Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Lisa Murkowski on other issues.
  • The $143 billion corporate tax bill is a “jobs” bill. (Oct 2004)
  • Got over $700 million of tax credits for a gas pipeline. (Oct 2004)
  • Federal tax cuts are a means to spur economic growth. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Rated 71% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Dan Sullivan on Tax Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for Dan Sullivan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mead Treadwell on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • Signed Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (May 2010)

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Don Young on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (AK-At-Large): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Don Young on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 60% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Frank Murkowski on Tax Reform
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
Tony Knowles on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tony Knowles on other issues.
  • Supports new $50M annual cruise ship tourism tax. (Oct 2006)
  • Oppose the $143 billion corporate tax bill as a tax giveaway. (Oct 2004)
  • Offer a tax credit for the industry to build a gas pipeline. (Oct 2004)
  • Support permanent tax cuts for most wage earners. (Oct 2004)
  • Support tax cuts for lower and middle-class. (Jun 2004)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Sarah Palin on Tax Reform
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • Core GOP belief is limited government and limited taxation. (Feb 2010)
  • 1992: First campaign focused on reducing property taxes. (Nov 2009)
  • To end recession: slay the death tax and cut capital gains. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: No, Reagan didn't end 1980s recession by tax cuts. (Nov 2009)
  • Under Obama plan, small businesses will see tax increases. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Undoing Bush tax cut only hits families over $83K. (Oct 2008)
  • No Alaska sales tax; and $3,200 payments annually. (Sep 2008)
  • Everybody benefits when government takes less. (Sep 2008)
  • Raising taxes hurts small business and hurts jobs. (Sep 2008)
  • Elected mayor based on tax cut promise. (Aug 2008)
  • As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax. (Aug 2008)
  • $60M annually for municipal revenue sharing. (Mar 2008)
  • Eliminate taxes that inhibit business. (Jan 2008)
  • Repeal “nuisance taxes” including the tire tax. (Jan 2007)
  • Mitigate impact of new $50M annual cruise ship tourism tax. (Oct 2006)
  • No income tax; no taking the people’s dividends. (Oct 2006)
  • Would support a seasonal sales tax, but no income tax. (Oct 2006)
Jim Sykes on Tax Reform
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Sykes on other issues.
  • Fight for Alaskans’ Permanent Fund Dividend. (Jun 2004)
  • Protect PFD. (May 2004)
Frank Vondersaar on Tax Reform
Democrat Challenger (2002; and lost 2010 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Vondersaar on other issues.
  • Make taxes more progressive. (May 2010)
Dave Cuddy on Tax Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for Dave Cuddy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McAdams on Tax Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McAdams on other issues.
  • Supports more federal taxes & keeping marriage penalty. (Aug 2010)
Frank Murkowski on Tax Reform
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
Rick Sikma on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Sikma on other issues.
  • A flat tax rate would be fair for everyone. (Jun 2008)
  • Lower taxes to boost economy. (May 2008)
Ted Stevens on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Ted Stevens on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 71% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Vic Vickers on Tax Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Vic Vickers on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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