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Dennis Daugaard on Tax Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • Create jobs & expand tax base rather than raise taxes. (Jul 2011)
  • No new taxes; no increases in existing taxes. (Nov 2010)

Senate:

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Mike Rounds on Tax Reform
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Opposed to Personal Income Tax. (Nov 2006)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
John Thune on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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 NO 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 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)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
Rick Weiland on Tax Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Kristi Noem on Tax Reform
Republican (District AL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Tax Reform
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Opposed to Personal Income Tax. (Nov 2006)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Tim Johnson on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson 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 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)
  • 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 16% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 60% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Larry Pressler on Tax Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • Rich people willing to pay more taxes to help our country. (Nov 2013)
Bill Janklow on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Tom Daschle on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • Good cuts create jobs-Bush’s cuts created economic exodus. (Jan 2004)
  • Bush’s tax plan is like Reagan’s, which caused national debt. (Feb 2001)
  • 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 across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 15% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Tax Reform
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joel Dykstra on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
  • Bush tax cuts have sparked prosperity that continues today. (Apr 2008)
Stephanie Herseth on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth 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)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 67% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Bill Janklow on Tax Reform
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Sam Kephart on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Replace IRS with FairTax or something similar. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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 NO 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 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)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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