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Steve Bullock on Tax Reform
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Bullock on other issues.
  • $400 personal rebate instead of $100M property tax cut. (Jan 2013)

Senate:

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John Bohlinger on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Bohlinger on other issues.
  • Replace property taxes with a 4% retail sales tax. (Nov 1998)
Champ Edmunds on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Champ Edmunds on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes and cut red tape. (Jun 2013)
  • Eliminate income taxes and corporate taxes. (Nov 2012)
Dennis Rehberg on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • End the inheritance tax completely. (Oct 2012)
  • We need tax certainty ; make Bush tax cuts permanent. (Oct 2012)
  • Eliminate the death tax entirely. (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)
  • Rated 62% 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)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Corey Stapleton on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Corey Stapleton on other issues.
  • No flat tax; no super-majority; yes to sales tax. (Nov 2000)
Jon Tester on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jon Tester on other issues.
  • Extend Bush exemption for inheritance tax up to $10M. (Oct 2012)
  • Limit inheritance tax to estates over $5 million. (Oct 2012)
  • Focus tax cuts on the middle class, not the rich. (Sep 2006)
  • Lowering state taxes shifts burden to local property tax. (Sep 2006)
  • Bush’s tax cuts are irresponsible. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
John Walsh on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for John Walsh on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Steve Daines on Tax Reform
Republican (District 0): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Daines on other issues.
  • Problem is not that taxes too low, but spending too high. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Brian Schweitzer on Tax Reform
Democratic MT Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brian Schweitzer on other issues.
  • Cuts taxes if feasible; most critical is new business in MT. (Jun 2008)
  • Opposes making income tax flatter & lower. (Sep 2000)
Max Baucus on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (MT): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Max Baucus on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES 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 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 NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 32% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 40% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Dennis Rehberg on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • End the inheritance tax completely. (Oct 2012)
  • We need tax certainty ; make Bush tax cuts permanent. (Oct 2012)
  • Eliminate the death tax entirely. (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)
  • Rated 62% 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)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Judy Martz on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (2001-2005): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Judy Martz on other issues.
  • No tax increase without voter referendum. (Jan 2001)
Marc Racicot on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (1993-2000): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marc Racicot on other issues.
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
Conrad Burns on Tax Reform
Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Conrad Burns on other issues.
  • Bush tax cuts actually more progressive Clinton tax hikes. (Oct 2006)
  • Families face 58% tax increase in--so make cuts permanent. (Sep 2006)
  • 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 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Bob Keenan on Tax Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2006), state senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Keenan on other issues.
  • Extend the Bush tax cuts. (Apr 2006)
John Morrison on Tax Reform
Former Democratic challenger (2006); state Auditor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Morrison on other issues.
  • Programs for Main Street over tax breaks for Wall Street. (Dec 2005)
Mike Taylor on Tax Reform
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (MT): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Taylor on other issues.
  • Lower taxes help local economy. (Sep 2002)
Kirk Bushman on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Kirk Bushman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Hill on Tax Reform
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Hill 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)
Stan Jones on Tax Reform
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stan Jones on other issues.
  • Will veto laws that increase taxes. (Jan 2006)
  • Eliminate the state income tax. (Jan 2006)
Bob Kelleher on Tax Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kelleher on other issues.
  • Opposes $1.6 trillion dollar tax cut for billionaires. (Jul 2008)
  • No Bush tax cuts; spend it on hungry kids. (Jun 2002)
Michael Lange on Tax Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Lange on other issues.
  • Permanently repeal the federal estate tax. (Nov 2008)
Pat Williams on Tax Reform
Former Democrat (1978-1996) (District 0): Click here for Pat Williams on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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