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Mark Walker on Tax Reform

 

 


Cut taxes for middle income families, for balanced budget

Source: 2022 North Carolina Senate campaign website Walker4NC.com , Dec 9, 2020

Replace broken tax code with flat tax and FairTax models

We must reduce the tax burden on working Americans. In 2008, President Obama stated that he would not raise taxes on the middle class. Yet, due to the increase in payroll taxes (as well as the new ObamaCare premiums, taxes and penalties) paychecks are shrinking while many personal exemptions and deductions appear to be dangerously close to extinction.

It is time for tax reform through a radical change in our current tax code. This administration has added thousands of pages to a tax code that is broken, misused and manipulated. The flat tax and fair tax models are much better models and could be implemented whereby all Americans share some responsibility. We will not dig ourselves out overnight, but we must start overhauling the current system now.

Source: 2014 North Carolina House campaign website, WalkerForNC.com , Oct 10, 2014

Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action.

Walker opposes the F2A survey question on tax increases

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q11 on Jul 30, 2014

Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating.

Walker opposes the PVS survey question on tax increases

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q11 on Sep 30, 2014

Death Tax is a pernicious double tax.

Walker voted YEA Death Tax Repeal Act

Heritage Action Summary: This bill would repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, as well as cut the top gift tax rate.

Heritage Foundation recommendation to vote YES: (4/16/2015): Collectively, these measures repeal the pernicious double tax known as the "death tax," and result in a tax cut of $269 billion over 10 years. The death tax hurts economic growth and therefore limits the ability of Americans to prosper. Repealing the death tax would generate an average of 18,000 jobs annually and increase the overall net worth of American households by $300 billion a year. The federal government should encourage, not punish, Americans who work and pay taxes their whole lives, save enough to support themselves through retirement, and retain the ability to fulfill the American Dream by passing along a better life to their children.

Secretary of Labor Robert Reich recommendation to vote YES: (robertreich.org 6/4/2015): At a time of historic economic inequality, it should be a no-brainer to raise a tax on inherited wealth for the very rich. Yet there's a move among some members of Congress to abolish it altogether. Today the estate tax reaches only the richest 2/10 of 1%, and applies only to dollars in excess of $10.86 million for married couples or $5.43 million for individuals. That means if a couple leaves to their heirs $10,860,001, they now pay the estate tax on $1. The current estate tax rate is 40%, so that would be 40 cents. Yet according to these members of Congress, that's still too much. Our democracy's Founding Fathers did not want a privileged aristocracy. Yet that's the direction we're going in. The tax on inherited wealth is one of the major bulwarks against it. That tax should be increased and strengthened.

Legislative outcome: Passed by the House 240-179-12; never came to vote in Senate.

Source: Congressional vote 15-H1105 on Apr 16, 2015

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