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Mark Dayton on Tax Reform
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Read my lips: "Tax the rich". (Nov 2010)
  • Targeted middle class tax cuts. (Nov 2000)
  • Target tax cuts to middle class, not the rich. (Jul 2000)
  • Property taxes are the most unfair tax. (Jul 1998)
  • 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 17% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)

Senate:

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Jim Abeler on Tax Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
  • Rated 52% by Taxpayers League of Minnesota. (Aug 2012)
Al Franken on Tax Reform
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • 2008: Owed $70K in back taxes & $25K in workmen's compass. (Nov 2009)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Mar 2012)
Amy Klobuchar on Tax Reform
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Extend Bush tax cuts except for those earning over $250K. (Oct 2012)
  • Roll back tax cuts on people making over $336,000 a year. (Oct 2006)
  • Reduce $250B deficit by rolling back capital gains & top 1%. (Oct 2006)
  • Middle class tax cuts good; but current cuts are for rich. (Jan 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)
Dan Severson on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Michele Bachmann on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • Took job with IRS: Know the enemy. (Nov 2011)
  • Complexity of tax code almost always favors the IRS. (Nov 2011)
  • 47% pay no income tax; everyone should pay something. (Nov 2011)
  • If we give Congress 9% sales tax, it'll run up to 90%. (Oct 2011)
  • No national sales tax; no new revenue stream for Congress. (Oct 2011)
  • What you earn is your money, not the government's. (Sep 2011)
  • Reduce repatriation tax to zero percent. (Sep 2011)
  • Health Impact Fee: opposed cigarette tax but voted for life. (Aug 2011)
  • 47% pay no taxes; everyone should pay something. (Jul 2011)
  • Endorsed as small-government, low-tax "Mama Grizzly". (Nov 2010)
  • Put hard earned money back in taxpayers’ pockets. (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)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Chip Cravaack on Tax Reform
Republican (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chip Cravaack 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)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Keith Ellison on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison 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)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Feb 2012)
John Kline on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Kline 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)
  • Rated 62% 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)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Betty McCollum on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum 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)
  • Rated 24% 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)
Rick Nolan on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Erik Paulsen on Tax Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Collin Peterson on Tax Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson 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 YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 33% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 50% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Tim Walz on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • The wealthy are not the engine of our economy. (Nov 2006)
  • Don’t repeal the estate tax; do repeal Bush tax cuts. (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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Tax Reform
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Tax Reform
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • Health Impact Fee: increased cigarette tax but regretted it. (Aug 2011)
  • Just two tax brackets: 10% below $100K; then 25% above that. (Jun 2011)
  • As House Leader, cut taxes by largest amount in MN history. (Jan 2011)
  • 1992 election based on high taxes & over-spending. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase taxes only if necessary; & with automatic repeal. (May 2010)
  • Tax cuts stimulate economy; create jobs; & raise revenue. (May 2010)
  • No-new-tax pledge, but increased 60 fees. (May 2010)
  • Get Minnesota out of the top ten states in taxes. (Feb 2010)
  • Bush tax cuts should have been permanent in the first place. (Jun 2008)
  • Bush tax cuts should have permanent in the first place. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports Single Sales Tax Reform. (Nov 2006)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Joe Arwood on Tax Reform
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
  • Tax code is too complicated & too burdensome. (Jan 2012)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
Anthony Hernandez on Tax Reform
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
  • Supports Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan: end class-warfare. (Jan 2012)
Jesse Ventura on Tax Reform
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • OpEd: Reduction of deficit were "Jesse taxes". (May 2010)
  • Cut fees on only some watercraft, as unconstitutional. (Apr 2008)
  • Remove "license tab fees": a hidden sales tax. (Apr 2008)
  • Base property tax on services needed, not on value of home. (Apr 2008)
  • Replace property-tax-funded schooling with general funds. (Apr 2008)
  • Modernize, simplify, & clarify tax system. (Dec 2000)
  • Repeal the 16th Amendment. (Jul 2000)
  • Replace income with national sales tax. (Jul 2000)
  • Let people keep as much of their money as possible. (Jan 1999)
  • $600 “Jesse Checks” tax rebate to every taxpayer. (Jan 1999)
  • Replace income tax with 15% national sales tax. (Jan 1999)
  • Supports national consumption tax to equalize tax burden. (Nov 1998)
  • Reform outdated property tax system. (Oct 1998)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Mike Ciresi on Tax Reform
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Grams on Tax Reform
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rod Grams 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)
Mark Kennedy on Tax Reform
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Tax relief promotes job growth. (Oct 2006)
  • Tax relief was a reward for those who create jobs. (Oct 2006)
  • Make the positive effects of tax cuts permanent. (Mar 2006)
  • 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)
  • Rated 63% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Mark Kennedy on Tax Reform
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Tax relief promotes job growth. (Oct 2006)
  • Tax relief was a reward for those who create jobs. (Oct 2006)
  • Make the positive effects of tax cuts permanent. (Mar 2006)
  • 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)
  • Rated 63% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Walter Mondale on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
  • Cut FICA taxes on poor instead of tax cuts for rich. (Nov 2002)
  • Massive tax cuts hurt the economy. (Aug 2000)
  • 1984 election: Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I. (Jan 1997)
Jesse Ventura on Tax Reform
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • OpEd: Reduction of deficit were "Jesse taxes". (May 2010)
  • Cut fees on only some watercraft, as unconstitutional. (Apr 2008)
  • Remove "license tab fees": a hidden sales tax. (Apr 2008)
  • Base property tax on services needed, not on value of home. (Apr 2008)
  • Replace property-tax-funded schooling with general funds. (Apr 2008)
  • Modernize, simplify, & clarify tax system. (Dec 2000)
  • Repeal the 16th Amendment. (Jul 2000)
  • Replace income with national sales tax. (Jul 2000)
  • Let people keep as much of their money as possible. (Jan 1999)
  • $600 “Jesse Checks” tax rebate to every taxpayer. (Jan 1999)
  • Replace income tax with 15% national sales tax. (Jan 1999)
  • Supports national consumption tax to equalize tax burden. (Nov 1998)
  • Reform outdated property tax system. (Oct 1998)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Paul Wellstone on Tax Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Cut taxes forr families, not businesses. (Dec 1998)
  • 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 across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
Dean Barkley on Tax Reform
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
  • Make taxes more progressive. (Aug 2008)
  • Favors lower taxes across the board. (Nov 2002)
Ford Bell on Tax Reform
DFL challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
  • People should pay their fair share. (Jan 2006)
  • Tax-and-spend better than tax-and-borrow. (Jan 2006)
  • Focus on minimum wage, not wealthy estate tax. (Dec 2005)
Michael Cavlan on Tax Reform
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
  • Make wealthy corporations in pay their fair share. (Jun 2005)
Norm Coleman on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Eliminate capital gains tax & estate tax. (Nov 2008)
  • Clinton tax increases failed to create jobs. (Oct 2002)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Aug 2002)
  • Wrong, wrong, wrong to not topple Saddam in 1991. (Aug 2002)
  • We are taxed across the board, and that has to change. (Aug 1998)
  • 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)
  • Rated 69% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Mark Dayton on Tax Reform
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Read my lips: "Tax the rich". (Nov 2010)
  • Targeted middle class tax cuts. (Nov 2000)
  • Target tax cuts to middle class, not the rich. (Jul 2000)
  • Property taxes are the most unfair tax. (Jul 1998)
  • 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 17% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Robert Fitzgerald on Tax Reform
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • No estate tax repeal; no permanent Bush tax cut. (Oct 2006)
  • Bush tax cuts will be paid for by young people in the future. (Oct 2006)
  • National sales tax to replace the income tax. (Oct 2006)
Gil Gutknecht on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht 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 NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 73% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Bill Luther on Tax Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Luther 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 Minge on Tax Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Minge on other issues.
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Niemackl on Tax Reform
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
  • Reduce tax burden so people keep their earnings. (Aug 2008)
James Oberstar on Tax Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar 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 26% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Tim Penny on Tax Reform
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
  • 1990s: Quit Congress when Pres. Clinton broke budget promise. (May 2006)
  • Work to avoid tax hike; but “no-tax pledge” is irresponsible. (Oct 2002)
Jim Ramstad on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad 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 65% 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)
Martin Sabo on Tax Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo 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 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 22% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Bruce Vento on Tax Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patty Wetterling on Tax Reform
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Tax Reform
Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
  • Opposes progressive taxation. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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