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Butch Otter on Tax Reform
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • Reduce tax burden; lower rates for individuals & businesses. (Jan 2011)
  • Keep sales tax on groceries with a grocery tax credit. (Jan 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)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 71% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)

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Michael Crapo on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo 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 phasing out the estate tax ("death tax"). (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 73% 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)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored bill to keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Larry LaRocco on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • Risch got undisclosed personal $53,000 from his tax relief. (Oct 2008)
  • Provide a tax credit to producers of renewable energy. (May 2008)
Nels Mitchell on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Nels Mitchell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Risch on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • No tax increases, but no cuts to entitlements nor veterans. (Jun 2014)
  • High priority on keeping lower individual tax rates. (Nov 2008)
  • Eliminate capital gains tax & estate tax. (Nov 2008)
  • I’ll drop out if I got $53,000 in undisclosed tax relief. (Oct 2008)
  • Top priority: make Bush tax cuts permanent. (Jun 2008)
  • Earned nickname “taxpayers friend” by fighting tax increases. (May 2008)
  • Phase out sales tax on groceries & food. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)

House:


Raul Labrador on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Raul Labrador on other issues.
  • Oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes. (Nov 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Mike Simpson on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson 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 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)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Tax Reform
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Return $140M of surplus to taxpayers. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Jim Risch on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • No tax increases, but no cuts to entitlements nor veterans. (Jun 2014)
  • High priority on keeping lower individual tax rates. (Nov 2008)
  • Eliminate capital gains tax & estate tax. (Nov 2008)
  • I’ll drop out if I got $53,000 in undisclosed tax relief. (Oct 2008)
  • Top priority: make Bush tax cuts permanent. (Jun 2008)
  • Earned nickname “taxpayers friend” by fighting tax increases. (May 2008)
  • Phase out sales tax on groceries & food. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
Jerry Brady on Tax Reform
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
  • Remove tax breaks for media. (Oct 2002)
Alan Blinken on Tax Reform
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McClure on Tax Reform
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
  • Bush’s Reaganomics is detrimental to economy. (Aug 2004)
  • Oppose extension of federal tax cuts. (Jun 2004)
Fred Adams on Tax Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Helen Chenoweth 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)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Larry Craig on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig 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 NO 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 73% 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)
Dirk Kempthorne on Tax Reform
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Return $140M of surplus to taxpayers. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Walt Minnick on Tax Reform
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Walt Minnick on other issues.
  • Modify tax breaks given to the wealthiest Americans. (Nov 2008)
Bill Sali on Tax Reform
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
  • Make Bush tax cuts permanent; eliminate death tax. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Tom Sullivan on Tax Reform
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Butch Otter on Tax Reform
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • Reduce tax burden; lower rates for individuals & businesses. (Jan 2011)
  • Keep sales tax on groceries with a grocery tax credit. (Jan 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)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 71% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Rex Rammell on Tax Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
  • Permanent Bush tax cuts & permanent death tax repeal. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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