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Ken Cuccinelli on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger : Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Cuccinelli on other issues.
  • Cut taxes by $1.4 billion a year. (Jul 2013)
  • Reform tax system to encourage entrepreneurs. (Mar 2013)
Terry McAuliffe on Tax Reform
Democratic nominee for Governor; previously DNC Chair: Click here for Terry McAuliffe on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob McDonnell on Tax Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob McDonnell on other issues.
  • Piling on taxes & deficit spending hurts job creation. (Jan 2010)
  • I will veto any bill or budget which raises taxes. (Jan 2010)
  • Use general funds for transportation bill, not new taxes. (Sep 2009)
  • Opposed tax increases for core government services. (Jul 2009)
  • Kill the Death Tax; eliminate fraud & duplication. (Jul 2009)
Robert Sarvis on Tax Reform
Libertarian nominee for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Sarvis on other issues.
  • Eliminate or dramatically reduce the income tax. (Sep 2013)

Senate:

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George Allen on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for George Allen on other issues.
  • Letting Bush tax cuts expire is a tax hike. (Oct 2012)
  • No tax increases; no defense cuts; no bargaining. (Sep 2012)
  • Freedom-to-choose flat tax: present tax code or flat rate. (Dec 2011)
  • Supports making income tax flatter & lower. (Sep 2000)
  • End death tax & marriage penalty; more deductions. (Apr 2000)
  • 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)
  • Rated 76% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
Tim Kaine on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tim Kaine on other issues.
  • Keep Bush tax cuts except for the wealthy. (Oct 2012)
  • Open to some minimum income tax level for everyone. (Sep 2012)
  • No budget-busting tax cuts; we can't afford to try it again!. (Sep 2012)
  • Balance taxes: let Bush tax cuts expire at the top end. (Dec 2011)
  • No need for millionaire's tax: just let Bush cuts expire. (Dec 2011)
  • Proven record of cutting taxes. (Nov 2005)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Mark Warner on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Warner on other issues.
  • Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall. (Sep 2008)
  • Roll back top-tier tax breaks. (Sep 2008)
  • Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known. (Jul 2008)
  • Gilmore promised car tax repeal at $620M; but it cost $2B. (Jul 2008)
  • 2003 tax package raised some taxes & removed low-income tax. (Mar 2008)
  • Cut taxes for at least 65% of Virginians. (Jan 2004)
James Webb on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • Our tax policy is creating a permanent underclass. (May 2006)
  • Our tax policies make no sense. (Apr 2006)
  • 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)

House:


Eric Cantor on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (VA-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Eric Cantor on other issues.
  • Raise debt ceiling instead of tax revenue increase. (Apr 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)
  • Reduce the capital gains tax . (Jan 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 64% 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)
Gerry Connolly on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 11): Click here for Gerry Connolly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Randy Forbes on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (VA-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Randy Forbes on other issues.
  • End the marriage penalty; return $1,400 to couples. (May 2001)
  • 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)
  • Rated 61% 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)
Bob Goodlatte on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (VA-6): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Bob Goodlatte 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 63% 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)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Morgan Griffith on Tax Reform
Republican (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Morgan Griffith on other issues.
  • Higher taxes kill jobs. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Robert Hurt on Tax Reform
Republican (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Hurt on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
James Moran on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (VA-8): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for James Moran 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 27% 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)
Scott Rigell on Tax Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scott Rigell on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Bobby Scott on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (VA-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Scott 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 20% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Robert Wittman on Tax Reform
Republican: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Robert Wittman on other issues.
  • Hold the line on job-killing tax increases. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
Frank Wolf on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (VA-10): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Frank Wolf on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • 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)
  • Rated 17% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Creigh Deeds on Tax Reform
Democrat Challenger (2009): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Creigh Deeds on other issues.
  • Dedicated funding for transportation, including new taxes. (Sep 2009)
Tim Kaine on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tim Kaine on other issues.
  • Keep Bush tax cuts except for the wealthy. (Oct 2012)
  • Open to some minimum income tax level for everyone. (Sep 2012)
  • No budget-busting tax cuts; we can't afford to try it again!. (Sep 2012)
  • Balance taxes: let Bush tax cuts expire at the top end. (Dec 2011)
  • No need for millionaire's tax: just let Bush cuts expire. (Dec 2011)
  • Proven record of cutting taxes. (Nov 2005)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Mark Warner on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Warner on other issues.
  • Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall. (Sep 2008)
  • Roll back top-tier tax breaks. (Sep 2008)
  • Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known. (Jul 2008)
  • Gilmore promised car tax repeal at $620M; but it cost $2B. (Jul 2008)
  • 2003 tax package raised some taxes & removed low-income tax. (Mar 2008)
  • Cut taxes for at least 65% of Virginians. (Jan 2004)
Tim Donner on Tax Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Donner on other issues.
  • Flat tax will broaden the tax base. (Sep 2011)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
Bob Marshall on Tax Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Marshall on other issues.
  • Replace tax increases with simple flat tax. (May 2008)
Jamie Radtke on Tax Reform
Former Republican Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jamie Radtke on other issues.
  • Simpler and fairer tax structure. (Jul 2011)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
Mark Earley on Tax Reform
Republican 2000 Candidate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Earley on other issues.
  • Job Creation Tax Moratorium. (Nov 2001)
  • Supported tax cuts & end of car tax. (Nov 2000)
Jim Gilmore on Tax Reform
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • Signature achievement: effort to eliminate Virginia car tax. (Sep 2008)
  • In times of economic stress, donít raise taxes. (Sep 2008)
  • Warner raised taxes without fully informing us about revenue. (Jul 2008)
  • Bush did the right thing with cutting taxes. (May 2007)
  • Alternative minimum tax drives people into higher brackets. (May 2007)
  • Control spending, or higher taxes are certain. (Apr 2007)
  • Studied FairTax & flat tax, but still undecided on approach. (Apr 2007)
  • Holding the line on taxes is best for regular people. (Apr 2007)
  • Always followed a program of reducing taxes where possible. (Mar 2003)
  • End the Car Tax. (Jan 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
John Hager on Tax Reform
GOP 2000 Primary Candidate: Click here for John Hager on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Virgil Goode on Tax Reform
Republican (Unseated 2008) (District 5): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Virgil Goode on other issues.
  • Opposes progressive taxation. (May 2012)
  • Eliminate the Death Tax; institute modified FairTax. (Apr 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Charles Robb on Tax Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Robb 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)
Edward Schrock on Tax Reform
Republican (Until 2004) (District 2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Edward Schrock on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 63% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Herb Bateman on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Herb Bateman 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Tom Bliley on Tax Reform
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Bliley 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Rick Boucher on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (VA-9): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Rick Boucher 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 NO 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 23% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 67% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Jo Ann Davis on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jo Ann Davis 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)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 60% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Tom Davis on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (VA-11): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Tom Davis 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 58% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 17% 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)
Thelma Drake on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (VA-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Thelma Drake 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)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Jim Gilmore on Tax Reform
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • Signature achievement: effort to eliminate Virginia car tax. (Sep 2008)
  • In times of economic stress, donít raise taxes. (Sep 2008)
  • Warner raised taxes without fully informing us about revenue. (Jul 2008)
  • Bush did the right thing with cutting taxes. (May 2007)
  • Alternative minimum tax drives people into higher brackets. (May 2007)
  • Control spending, or higher taxes are certain. (Apr 2007)
  • Studied FairTax & flat tax, but still undecided on approach. (Apr 2007)
  • Holding the line on taxes is best for regular people. (Apr 2007)
  • Always followed a program of reducing taxes where possible. (Mar 2003)
  • End the Car Tax. (Jan 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
Harris Miller on Tax Reform
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harris Miller on other issues.
  • Record surplus spent on tax giveaways. (May 2006)
Glenn Nye on Tax Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for Glenn Nye on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Perriello on Tax Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 5): Click here for Tom Perriello on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Owen Pickett on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Owen Pickett 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)
Norman Sisisky on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Norman Sisisky 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)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
John Warner on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (VA): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for John Warner on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 74% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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