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Jan Brewer on Tax Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jan Brewer on other issues.
  • Proposition 100: sales tax expires; now economy is growing. (Jan 2013)
  • Imposed temporary sales tax increase to balance budget. (Nov 2011)
  • Increase tax revenue now; pro-growth tax cuts later. (Jan 2010)
Doug Ducey on Tax Reform
Republican Gubernatorial Nominee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Ducey on other issues.
  • Push income tax rates as close to zero as possible. (Aug 2014)
Fred DuVal on Tax Reform
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Fred DuVal on other issues.
  • We need low, competitive taxes, and simplified sales tax. (Apr 2013)
Phil Gordon on Tax Reform
Mayor of Phoenix: Click here for Phil Gordon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
JL Mealer on Tax Reform
Independent for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for JL Mealer on other issues.
  • Replace tax system with the FairTax. (Sep 2011)

Senate:

AZ 2012: 2012 Arizona Senate debate


Richard Carmona on Tax Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Carmona on other issues.
  • Extend Bush tax cuts as part of comprehensive reform. (Oct 2012)
Jeff Flake on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • I have not and will not sign Americans for Tax Reform pledge. (Oct 2012)
  • Full extension of Bush tax cuts. (Oct 2012)
  • 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)
  • Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce the capital gains tax . (Jan 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 90% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Jon Kyl on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator (AZ; retiring 2012): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Jon Kyl on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes to grow economy & get more tax revenue. (Oct 2006)
  • 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 79% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" 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)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
John McCain on Tax Reform
Republican nominee for President; Senior Senator (AZ): Click here for 66 full quotes OR click here for John McCain on other issues.
  • Tap unused stimulus funds to declare a payroll tax holiday. (Sep 2010)
  • Keep tax rates the same; let’s not raise anybody’s taxes. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Obama voted for taxes 76 times, not 94 times. (Oct 2008)
  • Worst thing in bad economic climate is to raise taxes. (Sep 2008)
  • Double the child tax exemption from $3,500 to $7,000. (Sep 2008)
  • FactCheck: $7,000-per-child tax EXEMPTION, not tax CREDIT. (Aug 2008)
  • Double the personal tax exemption for every dependent. (Jul 2008)
  • Terrible mistake to raise taxes during an economic downturn. (Jun 2008)
  • Veto any tax increase; worst thing now is to raise taxes. (Feb 2008)
  • 2001: tax package with spending restraint, against Bush cuts. (Feb 2008)
  • Require a 3/5 majority vote in Congress to raise taxes. (Feb 2008)
  • FactCheck: Against Bush tax cuts in 2003; for them in 2006. (Jan 2008)
  • Romney raising fees a quarter-billion dollars is a tax hike. (Jan 2008)
  • Opposed to the Bush tax cuts as spending got out of control. (Jan 2008)
  • Supported Reagan tax cuts because matched by spending cuts. (Jan 2008)
  • Reform the tax code that nobody trusts and believes in. (Dec 2007)
  • We need a simpler, fairer tax code, but not FairTax. (Nov 2007)
  • Tax system is fair; wealthy pay bulk of taxes. (Oct 2007)
  • Opposed Bush tax cuts in 2001 & 2003; but now extend them. (Oct 2007)
  • Won’t sign no-tax pledge; focus on cutting spending. (Sep 2007)
  • Make tax reform commission & vote yes-or-no on outcome. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: Families spend $20B on tax prep, not $140B. (Aug 2007)
  • Opposed Bush tax cuts, but must extend them now. (May 2007)
  • New tax cuts account for contingencies and over-spending. (May 2007)
  • Alternative minimum tax is eating Americans alive. (May 2007)
  • Bush tax cuts fiscally reckless & favored rich;but keep them. (Apr 2007)
  • Consistent on focusing tax cuts more toward middle class. (May 2002)
  • Tax plan: $238B over 5 years; $500B over 10 years. (Feb 2000)
  • Double child tax credit; add family incentives. (Feb 2000)
  • “Balanced approach”, and starts a flat tax system. (Feb 2000)
  • Reagan Republican: simplify taxes; cut waste. (Feb 2000)
  • Big money interests fear closing loopholes. (Jan 2000)
  • Remove charitable deduction; it only benefits rich. (Jan 2000)
  • Replace employer-provided benefits with a tax cut. (Jan 2000)
  • Middle-class tax cut: expand 15% tax bracket. (Jan 2000)
  • Don’t promise tax cuts from future surpluses we may not have. (Jan 2000)
  • 1st step to simplify taxes: close special interest loopholes. (Dec 1999)
  • Supports flat tax; stop complexity by special interests. (Oct 1999)
  • Keep lump-sum earned income tax credit. (Oct 1999)
  • Cut marriage tax, inheritance tax, & earnings test. (Sep 1999)
  • Taxes should be flatter, lower, and simpler. (Apr 1999)

    Voting Record

  • GovWatch: 2001: against tax cut that went to rich. (Feb 2008)
  • Voting against Bush cuts then for them: not a mistake. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against Bush tax cuts for not reining in spending. (May 2007)
  • 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 NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES 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 phasing out the estate tax ("death tax"). (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 50% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)

House:


Ron Barber on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ron Barber on other issues.
  • National debt resulted from tax cuts for the richest. (Jun 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
Trent Franks on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (AZ-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Trent Franks 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 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)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 78% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2013)
Paul Gosar on Tax Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Gosar on other issues.
  • Oppose Congress' tax and spend ways. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Raul Grijalva on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (AZ-7): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Raul Grijalva on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 25% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ann Kirkpatrick on other issues.
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
David Schweikert on Tax Reform
Republican (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Schweikert on other issues.
  • Reduce the tax burden; cutting taxes is fundamental!. (Nov 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 tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kyrsten Sinema on other issues.
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Janet Napolitano-Gov on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Governor; now in Cabinet: Click here for Janet Napolitano-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Riggs on Tax Reform
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Riggs on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Don Bivens on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Challenger (2012): Click here for Don Bivens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bryan Hackbarth on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for Bryan Hackbarth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Ruben on Tax Reform
Democratic Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Ruben on other issues.
  • Progressive taxation to distribute wealth. (May 2012)
Jeff Flake on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • I have not and will not sign Americans for Tax Reform pledge. (Oct 2012)
  • Full extension of Bush tax cuts. (Oct 2012)
  • 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)
  • Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce the capital gains tax . (Jan 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 90% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Gabby Giffords on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gabby Giffords on other issues.
  • No flat tax; no rebate of budget surplus. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
Ed Pastor on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (AZ-4): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ed Pastor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 21% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Ben Quayle on Tax Reform
Republican (lost 2012 primary) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ben Quayle on other issues.
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Matt Salmon on Tax Reform
Republican (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Matt Salmon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Jane Dee Hull on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (1997-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jane Dee Hull on other issues.
  • $80 million in tax cuts, to make it 10 years in a row. (Jan 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
J.D. Hayworth on Tax Reform
Republican (until 2007) (District 6): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 64% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
J.D. Hayworth on Tax Reform
2010 Republican challenger; previously US Representative: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 64% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Stuart Starky on Tax Reform
2004 former Democrat challenger; also ran for Senate in '00: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stuart Starky on other issues.
  • End tax breaks for corporate outsourcing. (Oct 2004)
Bob Stump on Tax Reform
Former GOP (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Stump on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Rudy Garcia on Tax Reform
2010 Democratic challenger (lost primary); previously Mayor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rudy Garcia on other issues.
  • Make taxes more progressive. (Mar 2010)
Rodney Glassman on Tax Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Rodney Glassman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Kolbe on Tax Reform
Republican (District 5): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim Kolbe on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 59% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Harry Mitchell on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Harry Mitchell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
Jim Pederson on Tax Reform
Democratic challenger, state party chair: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Pederson on other issues.
  • AZ needs good schools & safety, not just low taxes. (Oct 2006)
  • Oppose Kyl’s “Paris Hilton Relief Act” in estate tax repeal. (Oct 2006)
Rick Renzi on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (AZ-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rick Renzi 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)
  • Rated 57% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
John Shadegg on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (AZ-3): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for John Shadegg 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)
  • Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 83% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" 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)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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