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Mike Bloomberg on Tax Reform
Mayor of New York City (Independent): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • $400 property tax rebate to all homeowners. (Jan 2008)
  • Raised taxes on high-earners to incent municipal employees. (Jun 2007)
  • Raised property taxes 18% to pay off budget deficit. (Mar 2007)
Andrew Cuomo on Tax Reform
Democratic Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • A flat tax is not a fair tax. (Jan 2012)
  • Enacted NY's first-ever property tax cap: 2% per year. (Jan 2012)
  • NY has 2nd highest state and local tax burden in the nation. (Jan 2011)
  • Freeze state taxes; cap local taxes; cap spending. (Nov 2010)
  • Tax business based on how much business they do in NY. (Feb 2002)
Bill de Blasio on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:


Colia Clark on Tax Reform
Green Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Colia Clark on other issues.
  • Federal and state taxes must be strongly progressive. (May 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Extend Bush-era tax cuts, except earners over $250K. (Oct 2010)
  • 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)
  • Supports more federal taxes & keeping marriage penalty. (Aug 2010)
Wendy Long on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Wendy Long on other issues.
  • Unwavering on raising taxes; capital creates jobs. (Jun 2012)
  • Don't ever put tax increases on the table. (Jun 2012)
  • Cut taxes & regulations to let job creators create jobs. (Mar 2012)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Scott Noren on Tax Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Noren on other issues.
  • Amend Bush tax cuts to apply to $500,000 and below income. (Jul 2011)
Charles Schumer on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (NY): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Charles Schumer on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 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 YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on phasing out the estate tax ("death tax"). (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 19% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 75% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Opposes flat-rate federal tax; supports increased tax rates. (Aug 2010)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Mar 2012)

House:


Timothy Bishop on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Bishop 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 YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Rated 19% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Ann Marie Buerkle on Tax Reform
Republican (District 25): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ann Marie Buerkle on other issues.
  • Lower taxes, less government spending. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Yvette Clarke on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Yvette Clarke 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)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
Chris Collins on Tax Reform
Republican (District 27): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Collins on other issues.
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Joseph Crowley on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-7): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Crowley 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 YES 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)
  • 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)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
Eliot Engel on Tax Reform
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-17): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Engel 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 YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Rated 19% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Chris Gibson on Tax Reform
Republican (District 19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Gibson on other issues.
  • Tax rates are too high. (Nov 2010)
  • To cut taxes, must also cut spending. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Michael Grimm on Tax Reform
Republican (District 11): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Michael Grimm on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Richard Hanna on Tax Reform
Republican (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Hanna on other issues.
  • Revitalize economy by cutting taxes. (Oct 2011)
Nan Hayworth on Tax Reform
Republican (District 19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Nan Hayworth on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Brian Higgins on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-27): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Brian Higgins 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)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Kathy Hochul on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 26): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Remove Thruway tolls & new license plate mandate. (May 2011)
Steve Israel on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Steve Israel 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 YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 18% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Hakeem Jeffries on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hakeem Jeffries on other issues.
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Peter King on Tax Reform
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • Our tax code is excessively complex and convoluted. (Sep 2013)
  • 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)
  • Reduce the capital gains tax . (Jan 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 59% 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)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Nita Lowey on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-18): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Nita Lowey 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 YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Rated 20% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Dan Maffei on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 24): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Maffei on other issues.
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Carolyn Maloney on Tax Reform
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-14): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Maloney 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 making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES 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 20% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Sean Maloney on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sean Maloney on other issues.
  • Stop giving massive tax cuts to millionaires & corporations. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Carolyn McCarthy on Tax Reform
Dem./Ind./Working-Families (NY-4): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn McCarthy 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 YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES 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 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 22% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Gregory Meeks on Tax Reform
Dem./Working-Families (NY-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gregory Meeks 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 YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • 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)
Grace Meng on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Grace Meng on other issues.
  • Require wealthy individuals & corporations to pay fair share. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Jerrold Nadler on Tax Reform
Dem./Lib./Working-Families (NY-8): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jerrold Nadler 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)
  • 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)
Bill Owens on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-23): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Owens on other issues.
  • Let Bush tax cuts expire. (Nov 2009)
  • $5M estate tax exemption, to protect family farms. (Nov 2009)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
Charles Rangel on Tax Reform
Dem./Lib./Working-Families: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Charles Rangel on other issues.
  • Additional surtax of 5.4% on top tax bracket. (Apr 2010)
  • Zeal for capital gains & wealthy tax cuts is unparalleled. (Aug 2008)
  • Estate tax only reaches estates over $100M; don't cut it. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
Tom Reed on Tax Reform
Republican (District 23): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reed on other issues.
  • Keep income tax & capital gains cuts. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Jose Serrano on Tax Reform
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-16): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jose Serrano 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)
  • 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 20% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Louise Slaughter on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-28): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Louise Slaughter 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)
  • 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)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Paul Tonko on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 20): Click here for Paul Tonko on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed Towns on Tax Reform
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-10): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Ed Towns 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)
  • Rated 27% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Nydia Velazquez on Tax Reform
Democrat/Working-Families Representative (NY-12): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Nydia Velazquez 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)
  • 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 25% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George Pataki on Tax Reform
Republican NY Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • Phase out estate and gift taxes. (Jul 2000)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
David Paterson on Tax Reform
Democratic Governor (NY): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Paterson on other issues.
  • Property taxes are too high; cap them. (Jan 2009)
George Maragos on Tax Reform
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Maragos on other issues.
  • No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory. (Jun 2012)
  • Our tax code must be simpler and fairer. (Jan 2012)
  • Work towards "Fair Tax". (Jan 2012)
Bob Turner on Tax Reform
2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Close business tax loopholes even if construed as tax hike. (Jun 2012)
  • No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table. (Jun 2012)
  • Cut taxes & spending to end economic crisis. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Gary Ackerman on Tax Reform
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. (NY-5): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gary Ackerman 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 YES 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)
  • 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)
Maurice Hinchey on Tax Reform
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. Representative (NY-22): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Maurice Hinchey 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)
  • 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 25% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Chris Lee on Tax Reform
Republican (Resigned 2011) (District 26): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Lee on other issues.
  • Taxes are too high, too burdensome & too complex. (Nov 2008)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
Bob Turner on Tax Reform
Former Republican (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Close business tax loopholes even if construed as tax hike. (Jun 2012)
  • No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table. (Jun 2012)
  • Cut taxes & spending to end economic crisis. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Rudy Giuliani on Tax Reform
Former Mayor of NYC: Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • Reduce the capital gains tax, permanently. (Jan 2008)
  • Cut taxes strategically: only those that bring more revenues. (Jan 2008)
  • Cut taxes $3,000 for family of four earning $80,000. (Jan 2008)
  • Simplify taxes: plan to file your taxes on one page. (Jan 2008)
  • One-page fast form: 24% to 36% reduction in income tax paid. (Jan 2008)
  • Cutting anti-competitive taxes raises more revenue. (Jan 2008)
  • Recommended 64 tax cuts; accomplished 23 of them. (Jan 2008)
  • I am a supply-sider; and I actually made it work. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Claimed 34% NYC hotel tax cut; actual cut was 14%. (Jan 2008)
  • Support a flatter and simpler tax and less corporate tax. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Cut NYC taxes by $5.4B, not $9B as claimed. (Nov 2007)
  • Won’t sign no-tax pledge; pledge only to uphold Constitution. (Sep 2007)
  • Letting Bush tax cuts expire means economy would decline. (Aug 2007)
  • Reducing taxes is a way to raise MORE money. (Aug 2007)
  • Eliminate the death tax immediately. (Aug 2007)
  • Too complex to get to FairTax; focus on reducing taxes. (Aug 2007)
  • AdWatch: Cut or eliminated 23 NYC taxes; and created surplus. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: Cut 14 NYC taxes, not 23 as claimed. (Jul 2007)
  • Adjust the alternative minimum tax & get rid of death tax. (May 2007)
  • Claimed 90s NYC tax cuts reduced deficits. (May 2007)
  • 1994 hotel tax cut was effective, but didn’t raise revenue. (May 2007)
  • Lowering sales taxes creates jobs. (Mar 2007)
  • First day as mayor: reduced sales tax from 6% to 5%. (Oct 2002)
  • NYC tax reductions of $10.4B through 2003. (Dec 1999)
  • Supports Task Force to continue reduce taxes. (Dec 1999)
  • Eliminated sales tax on clothes; reduced real estate tax. (Dec 1999)
Carl McCall on Tax Reform
2002 Democratic Challenger NY Governor: Click here for Carl McCall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eliot Spitzer on Tax Reform
Former Democratc Governor (2007-2008): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Spitzer on other issues.
  • Dramatically reduce property taxes to help homeowners. (Jan 2007)
  • $1.5 billion in immediate property tax relief. (Nov 2006)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Anthony Weiner on Tax Reform
Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) (District 9): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Weiner 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 YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Rated 22% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Michael Benjamin on Tax Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2004): Click here for Michael Benjamin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed Cox on Tax Reform
Former Republican Challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Cox on other issues.
  • Make the President’s tax cuts permanent. (Jan 2006)
Al D'Amato on Tax Reform
Former Republican Jr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Al D'Amato on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
Harold Ford on Tax Reform
2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 YES 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)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 23% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Daniel Frisa on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Frisa on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Rudy Giuliani on Tax Reform
2000 Former Republican Candidate: Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • Reduce the capital gains tax, permanently. (Jan 2008)
  • Cut taxes strategically: only those that bring more revenues. (Jan 2008)
  • Cut taxes $3,000 for family of four earning $80,000. (Jan 2008)
  • Simplify taxes: plan to file your taxes on one page. (Jan 2008)
  • One-page fast form: 24% to 36% reduction in income tax paid. (Jan 2008)
  • Cutting anti-competitive taxes raises more revenue. (Jan 2008)
  • Recommended 64 tax cuts; accomplished 23 of them. (Jan 2008)
  • I am a supply-sider; and I actually made it work. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Claimed 34% NYC hotel tax cut; actual cut was 14%. (Jan 2008)
  • Support a flatter and simpler tax and less corporate tax. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Cut NYC taxes by $5.4B, not $9B as claimed. (Nov 2007)
  • Won’t sign no-tax pledge; pledge only to uphold Constitution. (Sep 2007)
  • Letting Bush tax cuts expire means economy would decline. (Aug 2007)
  • Reducing taxes is a way to raise MORE money. (Aug 2007)
  • Eliminate the death tax immediately. (Aug 2007)
  • Too complex to get to FairTax; focus on reducing taxes. (Aug 2007)
  • AdWatch: Cut or eliminated 23 NYC taxes; and created surplus. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: Cut 14 NYC taxes, not 23 as claimed. (Jul 2007)
  • Adjust the alternative minimum tax & get rid of death tax. (May 2007)
  • Claimed 90s NYC tax cuts reduced deficits. (May 2007)
  • 1994 hotel tax cut was effective, but didn’t raise revenue. (May 2007)
  • Lowering sales taxes creates jobs. (Mar 2007)
  • First day as mayor: reduced sales tax from 6% to 5%. (Oct 2002)
  • NYC tax reductions of $10.4B through 2003. (Dec 1999)
  • Supports Task Force to continue reduce taxes. (Dec 1999)
  • Eliminated sales tax on clothes; reduced real estate tax. (Dec 1999)
Abe Hirschfeld on Tax Reform
2004 former Builders Party Senate challenger: Click here for Abe Hirschfeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Kelly on Tax Reform
Republican (until 2007) (District 19): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Sue Kelly 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 57% 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)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
John LaFalce on Tax Reform
Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 (District 29): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John LaFalce on other issues.
  • 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)
David McReynolds on Tax Reform
2004 Green Senate challenger (NY); 2000 Socialist for Pres.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David McReynolds on other issues.
  • Reverse Bush’s tax cuts for the superrich. (Sep 2004)
  • Keep progressive income tax; drop marriage penalty. (May 2000)
  • More progressive taxation; especially on runaway industry. (Jan 2000)
Howard Mills on Tax Reform
2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Howard Mills on other issues.
  • Supports cutting capital gains and dividend tax. (Oct 2004)
  • Government has grown too big, so limit taxes. (Aug 2004)
  • Make the Bush Tax Cuts permanent. (Aug 2004)
Susan Molinari on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Molinari on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Pat Moynihan on Tax Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Moynihan on other issues.
  • 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)
Major Owens on Tax Reform
Democrat (until 2007) (District 11): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Major Owens on other issues.
  • 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 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 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Bill Paxon on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 27): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Paxon on other issues.
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Gerald Solomon on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 22): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gerald Solomon on other issues.
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Michael Arcuri on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Michael Arcuri on other issues.
  • Tax cuts should be aimed at the working middle class. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Gary Bernsten on Tax Reform
2010 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for Gary Bernsten on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sherry Boehlert on Tax Reform
Republican/Independence (District 23): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Sherry Boehlert on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 49% 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)
Hillary Clinton on Tax Reform
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY): Click here for 31 full quotes OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Absolutely no tax increase on people earning under $250K. (Apr 2008)
  • Perhaps raise capital gains tax, but at most to 20%. (Apr 2008)
  • Rescind tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year. (Feb 2008)
  • AdWatch: cut taxes for the middle class. (Feb 2008)
  • Wealthy should go back to paying pre-Bush tax rates. (Jan 2008)
  • Want to restore the tax rates we had in the ‘90s. (Dec 2007)
  • Freeze estate tax at 2009 level of $7 million per couple. (Oct 2007)
  • Why cut off payroll contribution at $95,000? (Jun 2007)
  • Cut alternative minimum tax, not billionaire tax cuts. (Mar 2007)
  • Expand child tax credit for child’s first year. (Dec 2006)
  • End Bush tax cuts;take things away from rich for common good. (Oct 2006)
  • To get America back on track, cut short tax cuts. (Sep 2005)
  • Social issues matter; wrong time for tax cuts. (Nov 2000)
  • NY share of federal taxes is too high. (Feb 2000)
  • GOP tax plan would hurt New York’s students. (Aug 1999)

    Voting Record

  • Just Say No to GOP tax plan. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES 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 NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Rated 21% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Joe DioGuardi on Tax Reform
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe DioGuardi on other issues.
  • Extend Bush-era tax cuts, even for earners over $250K. (Oct 2010)
  • Fined by IRS in 1978 for deducting commodity spreads. (Oct 2010)
  • Implement tax rate reductions without delay. (Jan 1987)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
Michael Forbes on Tax Reform
Republican (retired) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Forbes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Vito Fossella on Tax Reform
Rep./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-13): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Vito Fossella 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)
  • Rated 66% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Benjamin Gilman on Tax Reform
Republican (District 20): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Gilman 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)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Felix Grucci on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Felix Grucci 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)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
John Hall on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Hall on other issues.
  • No tax breaks to multi-millionaires. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
Howie Hawkins on Tax Reform
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Shift to progressively-graduated income and wealth taxes. (Jun 2006)
Amo Houghton on Tax Reform
Republican/Conservative (District 31): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Amo Houghton on other issues.
  • 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 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 50% 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)
Caroline Kennedy on Tax Reform
Former Democratic candidate (2008): Click here for Caroline Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Randy Kuhl on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (NY-29): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Randy Kuhl on other issues.
  • Tax cuts and deregulations are pro-growth and pro-jobs. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Rick Lazio on Tax Reform
Republican/Cons. (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rick Lazio on other issues.
  • Supports a “significant tax cut”. (May 2000)
  • Limit tax burden: 38% is too high. (May 2000)
  • Marriage is sacred event, not a taxable event. (Feb 2000)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Eric Massa on Tax Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 29): Click here for Eric Massa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
KT McFarland on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for KT McFarland on other issues.
  • Supports smart, fair and targeted tax cuts. (Mar 2006)
  • Eliminate the dreaded death tax. (Mar 2006)
Mike McMahon on Tax Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 13): Click here for Mike McMahon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael McNulty on Tax Reform
Democratic/Ind./Cons. Representative (NY-21): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Michael McNulty 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 YES 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 $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Rated 16% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Scott Murphy on Tax Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 20): Click here for Scott Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marilyn O`Grady on Tax Reform
2004 former Conservative Party challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marilyn O`Grady on other issues.
  • A flat tax system will stimulate the economy. (Oct 2004)
  • Make permanent the Bush tax cuts. (Jun 2004)
Jeanine Pirro on Tax Reform
Republican challenger; District Attorney: Click here for Jeanine Pirro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Quinn on Tax Reform
Republican/Ind./Cons. (District 30): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jack Quinn on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 54% 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)
Thomas Reynolds on Tax Reform
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-26): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Reynolds 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)
  • Reduce the capital gains tax . (Jan 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 61% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
John Spencer on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger, previously Mayor of Yonkers: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Spencer on other issues.
  • As Yonkers mayor, cut income tax and property tax. (Dec 2005)
  • Make President Bush’s tax cuts permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Signs “no new taxes” pledge. (Sep 2005)
John Sweeney on Tax Reform
Republican/Conservative (District 22): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Sweeney 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 55% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Jay Townsend on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jay Townsend on other issues.
  • Don't allow Bush tax cuts to expire. (Jul 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 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)
Jim Walsh on Tax Reform
Rep./Ind./Conservative Representative (NY-25): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Jim Walsh 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)
  • Rated 60% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Extend Bush-era tax cuts, except earners over $250K. (Oct 2010)
  • 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)
  • Supports more federal taxes & keeping marriage penalty. (Aug 2010)
John McHugh on Tax Reform
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-23): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John McHugh 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)
  • Rated 48% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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