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Craig Bowden on Tax Reform
Libertarian candidate for Utah U. S. Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Craig Bowden on other issues.
  • Lower taxes for everyone. (Feb 2018)
Misty Snow on Tax Reform
Democratic candidate for Senate: Click here for Misty Snow on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jonathan Swinton on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jonathan Swinton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jenny Wilson on Tax Reform
Democratic candidate for Utah U.S. Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jenny Wilson on other issues.
  • Reform tax code to narrow income gap, not benefit top 1%. (Dec 2017)
  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Keep the inhertiance tax. (Jul 2018)

House:


Rob Bishop on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Rated 65% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Feb 2014)
  • Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax. (Jan 2015)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
  • Simplicity & fairness: 3 tax brackets with lower top rate. (Jun 2016)
John Curtis on Tax Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Curtis on other issues.
  • Cut taxes; simplify system. (Aug 2017)
  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Mia Love on Tax Reform
Republican House Member (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mia Love on other issues.
  • Vote against all net tax increases. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Ben McAdams on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ben McAdams on other issues.
  • Make tax system simpler, fairer, more predictable. (May 2020)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
Chris Stewart on Tax Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
  • Just three rates: 10%, 15% and 25%. (Nov 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Tax Reform
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Big tax cuts just cause more record deficits. (Oct 2012)
  • Strongly supports progressive taxation. (Feb 2012)
  • Massive tax favors to the very wealthiest is an obscenity. (Dec 2011)
Vaughn Cook on Tax Reform
Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for Vaughn Cook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jonathan Johnson on Tax Reform
Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jonathan Johnson on other issues.
  • I will not raise taxes as governor. (Feb 2016)
Orrin Hatch on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 33 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • You can't argue with math: tax cuts for vast majority. (Dec 2017)
  • It will take political experience to reform the tax code. (Jan 2000)
  • Leaving money in Washington means bigger budget spending. (Jan 2000)
  • Day Two Agenda: Tax Reform. (Dec 1999)
  • High taxes protect government bureaucracy. (Dec 1999)
  • Tax sales instead of income & savings. (Dec 1999)
  • Supports flat tax, but prefers “starting over”. (Oct 1999)
  • Get rid of the entire IRS code and the IRS itself. (Oct 1999)
  • Surplus means taxpayers paid too much -- so give it back. (Jul 1999)
  • Estate tax hurts Great Aunt Edna, not the wealthy. (Jul 1999)
  • Cutting capital gains helps most Americans, not just rich. (Jul 1999)
  • $792B is about Congress being a kid in a candy store. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports permanent research tax credit. (Mar 1999)
  • 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 YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • 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)
Mitt Romney on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger for UT Senator: Click here for 33 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Limit the number of tax deductions for everyone with a cap. (Oct 2012)
  • We need to cut taxes and reduce regulations for businesses. (Oct 2012)
  • I am not proposing a $5T tax cut for the rich. (Oct 2012)
  • To close loopholes: Perhaps allow any deductions up to $25K. (Oct 2012)
  • Reduce top income tax from 35% to 25%. (Jan 2012)
  • 2002: refused to sign gimmicky "no new taxes" pledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Tax rate flatter & simpler but still progressive for now. (Nov 2011)
  • I don't want to raise taxes in the middle of a recession. (Nov 2011)
  • Rich are doing fine; Poor have safety net; Middle needs help. (Oct 2011)
  • $200,000 income threshold for no interest & dividend tax. (Sep 2011)
  • FairTax is structured poorly against the middle class. (Sep 2011)
  • Eliminate taxes on dividends & interest but not via FairTax. (Mar 2010)
  • Fees are appropriate for the government to provide services. (Jan 2008)
  • I support the Bush tax cuts. (Jan 2008)
  • Avoid recession with immediate middle-income tax cuts. (Jan 2008)
  • Zero tax rate on capital gains, for incomes up to $200,000. (Jan 2008)
  • Lowering taxes, like Bush tax cuts, grows the economy. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Never opposed 2003 Bush cuts, but never supported. (Jan 2008)
  • Reduce the tax burden on middle-income families. (Dec 2007)
  • Signed no-tax pledge; Dems pledge to raise taxes. (Sep 2007)
  • Death tax just doesn’t make sense. (Aug 2007)
  • Commission studied FairTax and found serious flaws. (Aug 2007)
  • Pledges no new taxes in 2007 after refusing pledge in 2002. (May 2007)
  • End taxes on interests, dividends & capital gains. (May 2007)
  • My pledge: no freeze on tax rollback. (Mar 2002)
  • Pledges not to raise taxes. (Nov 1994)

    Massachusetts

  • 1996: flat tax is unfair to the middle class. (Nov 2011)
  • I cut taxes 19 times as MA governor. (Aug 2011)
  • Raised MA taxes by 5%, via $700M in fees. (Nov 2008)
  • Raised service fees like highway ads, from $200 to $2,000. (Jan 2008)
  • Raised $240M in MA fees, but only covering cost of services. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Did not raise MA taxes, but DID raise MA fees. (May 2007)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
Jason Chaffetz on Tax Reform
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Signed the taxpayer protection pledge: no increases. (Nov 2008)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
  • Simplicity & fairness: 3 tax brackets with lower top rate. (Jun 2016)
Jim Matheson on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson 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 YES 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 YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 30% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 50% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Mar 2013)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS and EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Tax Reform
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Merrill Cook on Tax Reform
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Paul Van Dam on Tax Reform
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
  • The wealthiest pay a lot of taxes. (Oct 2004)
  • Most tax cuts are by and for the economic elite. (Aug 2004)
Enid Waldholtz on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Pete Ashdown on Tax Reform
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Supports flat tax starting at $20,000 in income. (Jun 2006)
Robert Bennett on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • Biggest tax burden already falls on the wealthiest 1%. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 73% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Jason Chaffetz on Tax Reform
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Signed the taxpayer protection pledge: no increases. (Nov 2008)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
  • Simplicity & fairness: 3 tax brackets with lower top rate. (Jun 2016)
Sam Granato on Tax Reform
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Hansen on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Scott Howell on Tax Reform
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • Increase tax on high earners; decrease tax on low earners. (Nov 2000)
Dan Liljenquist on Tax Reform
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
  • Broaden the base; prefer FairTax. (May 2012)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
Chris Cannon on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 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 70% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Mike Lee on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • Taxes are necessary but inherently impinge on liberty. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports the FairTax and the flat tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports eliminating the death tax. (Nov 2016)
Blake Moore on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for Blake Moore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Burgess Owens on Tax Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Burgess Owens on other issues.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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