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Bob Casey on Tax Reform

Democratic Sr Senator (PA)

 


Change estate tax to save $730B over 10 years

Q: How would you get a balanced budget?

CASEY: When it comes to the budget, whatís missing principally is a lack of fiscal responsibility. [We should] repeal the tax cut for people making over $200,000 a year. That change, in addition to an estate tax change, could get you about $730 billion over 10 years.

Q: How does that balance the current budget?

CASEY: You canít balance a budget in one year. Theyíve put us in such a fiscal hole, it will take many years.

Q: Well, give me a couple ideas.

SANTORUM: Changing the estate tax cut would cost money over the long term, not save money. The death tax snaps back to the old death tax in 2011, and it would cost $100 million just to do the changes that he suggested. Iím for not taking more peopleís money when they die.

Source: PA 2006 Senate Debate, Tim Russert moderator , Sep 3, 2006

Repeal tax cut on top 1% of earners

Q: President Bush wants his tax cuts to be permanent. What do you say to that?

A: The answer is simple when it comes to the top 1%. I said in front of 1200 business leaders in Philly: If there is an opportunity to repeal the tax cut to the top 1%, Iíll do that. We canít afford it any longer, in a time of crises in health care, a time of staggering deficits, trade deficit, and national debt. But we can have tax relief for the middle class.

Source: Second 2006 Pennsylvania Senate Debate , Apr 19, 2006

Canít justify $5B in tax cuts when schools are suffering

Q: Do you think we can target tax cuts for businesses to grow the economy?

A: I donít think itís that stark a choice. When a governor faces a budget deficit, you have to prioritize where the dollars are going to go and where your focus is. But when you have just a 1 percent increase for schools, I think for me thatís an easy choice. You canít even keep the lights on for 1 percent. I couldnít justify $5 billion in cuts. Cutting the education budget -- thatís not the way to go.

Source: Interview with Philadelphia City paper , May 15, 2002

Supports increasing tax rates.

Casey supports the CC Voters Guide question on tax rates

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Increasing federal income tax rates"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q11a on Oct 31, 2012

Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax.

Casey opposes the CC Voters Guide question on the inheritance tax

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Permanent elimination of the "Death Tax""

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q11b on Oct 31, 2012

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