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Donald Carcieri on Tax Reform
Republican RI Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
  • Property tax increases can be avoided. (Jan 2010)
  • Reduce spending instead of increasing tax burden. (Sep 2002)
  • First priority: Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. (Sep 2002)

Senate:

RI 2014: 2014 RI Senate debate


Barry Hinckley on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • Lower rates for families, lower rates for businesses. (Oct 2012)
  • Broaden the base with the FairTax. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Jack Reed on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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 NO 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 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)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on phasing out the estate tax ("death tax"). (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 23% 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. (Mar 2012)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Tax code is broken, but flat tax is a lousy idea. (Oct 2012)
  • $2T in new revenues, and $2T in cuts, to balance budget. (Oct 2012)
  • Bush tax cuts are improvident & unfair--repeal them. (Sep 2006)
  • Roll back the tax reductions to America’s wealthiest. (Aug 2005)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1M. (Mar 2012)
Mark Zaccaria on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • Eliminate the estate tax; cut spending to match tax cuts. (Nov 2010)

House:


David Cicilline on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Feb 2012)
James Langevin on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 22% 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lincoln Chafee on Tax Reform
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • 2000: Repeal the marriage tax penalty. (Apr 2008)
  • Draw down budget surplus to pay to abolish Marriage Tax. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposes making income tax flatter & lower. (Sep 2000)
  • 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 NO 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 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 NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on phasing out the estate tax ("death tax"). (Jul 2000)
  • Rated 46% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Lincoln Almond on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • Eliminate the capital gains tax. (Feb 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Myrth York on Tax Reform
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Tax Reform
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
Lincoln Chafee on Tax Reform
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • 2000: Repeal the marriage tax penalty. (Apr 2008)
  • Draw down budget surplus to pay to abolish Marriage Tax. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposes making income tax flatter & lower. (Sep 2000)
  • 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 NO 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 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 NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on phasing out the estate tax ("death tax"). (Jul 2000)
  • Rated 46% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Claiborne Pell on Tax Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Matt Brown on Tax Reform
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Rated 23% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Stephen Laffey on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • Tax cuts are good for America. (Aug 2006)
  • Eliminate estate taxes, capital gains taxes, and more. (May 2006)
  • Lower highest tax rate from 35% to 30% to help middle-class. (May 2006)
  • Keep taxes low and simple. (Sep 2005)
Carl Sheeler on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Restore millionaire tax cuts & pursue loopholes. (Jun 2006)
  • Property taxes are regressive. (Nov 2004)
Bob Tingle on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • Abolish the Federal Income Tax and the IRS. (Aug 2008)
  • Replace federal Income Tax with the Fair Tax. (Jul 2008)
  • Simplify tax code; close loopholes. (Apr 2002)
Robert Weygand on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Weygand 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)
Chris Young on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Opposes more progressive taxation. (Aug 2008)
  • Leader of Rhode Islanders Against Excessive Taxation. (Mar 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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