Report: the Republican Liberty Caucus Position Statement:
Source: Republican Liberty Caucus Position Statement
As adopted by the General Membership of the Republican Liberty Caucus at its Biannual Meeting held December 8, 2000.
WHEREAS libertarian Republicans believe in limited government, individual freedom and personal responsibility;
WHEREAS we believe that government has no money nor power not derived from the consent of the people;
WHEREAS we believe that people have the right to keep the fruits of their labor; and
WHEREAS we believe in upholding the US Constitution as the supreme law of the land;
BE IT RESOLVED
that the Republican Liberty Caucus endorses the following [among its] principles:
The tax system of the United States should be overhauled.
There should be a national debate discussing various alternative means of taxation including but not limited to a single flat income tax, repealing the income tax and replacing it with a national sales tax, and reducing spending to the point where the income tax can be repealed without the need to replace it with a national sales tax or any other form of taxation.
The capital gains tax should be *eliminated*.
The inheritance tax should be *eliminated*.
The new tax system should be implemented *promptly*.
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11.
Question 11: Make taxes more progressive
Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
Topic: Tax Reform
Headline: Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax