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Joe Manchin III on Tax Reform

Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor

 


Wealthy corporations got greatest benefit from Trump tax cut

Q: Support President Trump's tax cuts?

Joe Manchin (D): No. "The corporations get the greatest cuts, the wealthiest get the greatest benefits.The people that get the least amount.are the people that needed it the most"

Patrick Morrisey (R): Yes. "As a result, West Virginia families are seeing more money in their pockets, unemployment rates continue to drop, & many hardworking West Virginians are receiving bonuses & pay raises."

Source: 2018 CampusElect Issue Guide on West Virginia Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil

Manchin is a popular governor serving his second term and known even by West Virginians who don't closely follow politics. To overcome that, the Republicans are trying to make the election a referendum on President Barack Obama. Manchin is banking on his popularity and track record, telling West Virginians to trust he'll be an independent voice.

Raese called the state of the nation's economy "almost catastrophic" and focused heavily on creating a pro-business environment, saying he would push for less regulation and taxation of corporations. He also advocated making tax cuts for people who earn more than $250,000 permanent, arguing it would stimulate investment.

Manchin, however, said he wouldn't "mess with or increase" taxes during a time of turmoil and touted his own ability to cut taxes by $235 million since he took office.

Source: Washington Post coverage of 2010 W.V. Senate debate , Oct 18, 2010

Created a low-income family tax credit

Source: 2008 Gubernatorial campaign website, for re-election , Nov 1, 2008

Reduce food tax, property tax, and poverty-level income tax

Source: Press release, www.wvgov.org, "Tax Modernization" , Nov 3, 2006

CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts.

Manchin opposes the CC survey question on keeping tax cuts

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Make federal income tax cuts permanent' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-11a on Jul 1, 2018

CC:Elimination the Death Tax.

Manchin supports the CC survey question on eliminating Death Tax

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Permanent Elimination of the "Death Tax"' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-11b on Jul 1, 2018

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