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Jack Markell on Tax Reform
Delaware Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Markell on other issues.
  • Responsible tax cuts allow for economic growth. (Jul 2011)

Senate:

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Tom Carper on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (DE): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Tom Carper on other issues.
  • Broaden the base of taxable income by removing deductions. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes making income tax flatter & lower. (Sep 2000)
  • Likes cutting taxes, but fairly and sustainably. (Aug 2000)
  • Remove marriage tax & estate tax; but no $1.9T tax cut. (Aug 2000)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted 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 NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 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)
Chris Coons on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Coons on other issues.
  • Every extension of Bush tax cut adds to the deficit. (Oct 2010)
  • New approach to replace Bush tax cuts. (Aug 2010)
  • Increase property & sewer taxes; layoff 75 county employees. (Mar 2009)
Christine O`Donnell on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Christine O`Donnell on other issues.
  • Recession-proof government tells us we're not taxed enough. (Aug 2011)
  • 2011 tax hikes will cost $10,000 per family. (Oct 2010)
  • Two-year tax holiday on the capital gains tax. (Oct 2010)
  • Small business owners earn $300K and need tax cuts too. (Oct 2010)
  • Deal With Delaware: I will never vote to increase taxes. (May 2008)
  • Pledges to never increase taxes. (Aug 2006)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
Alex Pires on Tax Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for Alex Pires on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kevin Wade on Tax Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Wade on other issues.
  • Tax code adds 12.5 percent to the cost of everything. (Oct 2012)
  • We're passing on a lifetime of cruel punitive taxation. (May 2012)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)

House:


John Carney on Tax Reform
Democrat (District AL): Click here for John Carney on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ruth Ann Minner on Tax Reform
Democratic DE Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ruth Ann Minner on other issues.
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Michael Castle on Tax Reform
Former GOP (until 2010) (District AL): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle 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 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)
  • Rated 33% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Michael Castle on Tax Reform
2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep.: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle 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 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)
  • Rated 33% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Ray Clatworthy on Tax Reform
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (DE): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ray Clatworthy on other issues.
  • Don't make taxes more progressive. (Mar 2009)
  • Make the Bush tax cut permanent. (Sep 2002)
  • Reduce Capital Gains tax rate from 20% to 15%. (Sep 2002)
  • End the death tax: itís double taxation. (Sep 2002)
William Roth on Tax Reform
Former Republican Senator (unseated, 2000): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for William Roth on other issues.
  • 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)
Ted Kaufman on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate-Appointee: Click here for Ted Kaufman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Protack on Tax Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Protack on other issues.
  • Single, low rate for taxes. (Jan 2006)
Jan Ting on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jan Ting on other issues.
  • 2001 tax cuts dug us out of a deep recession. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports a simpler, fairer tax code. (Aug 2006)
Beau Biden on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Attorney General: Click here for Beau Biden on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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