State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Tax Reform


Ted Budd: Endorsed by Club for Growth; against tax increases

Budd has a major ally upon entering the race: The conservative Club for Growth endorsed his candidacy shortly after he launched. The group's president, David McIntosh, previously told POLITICO they would likely spend seven figures to back him. "Rep. Budd has already proven that he is a conservative champion in the House fighting against reinstating earmarks, bloated budgets, and tax increases," McIntosh said.
Source: Politico.com on 2022 North Carolina Senate race Apr 28, 2021

Mark Walker: Cut taxes for middle income families, for balanced budget

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

Thom Tillis: 2017 tax cuts were "historic tax reform"

Q: Support administration's $1.9 trillion (2017) tax cuts?

Thom Tillis: Yes. Called the tax cuts "historic tax reform that will lead to bigger paychecks for hard-working Americans."

Cal Cunningham: No. Overwhelmingly benefits "the largest corporations and the ultra-wealthy while leaving middle-class and poor behind."

Source: CampusElect survey of 2020 North Carolina Senate race Sep 30, 2020

Cal Cunningham: Tax cuts for wealthy & corporations fuel income inequality

Cal believes that the only economy that truly works is an economy that generates opportunities for everyone. The economy is steeply tilted in favor of the wealthy and against regular families struggling to make ends meet. Growing income inequality in our country is being fueled by the recent tax law that overwhelmingly benefits the largest corporations and the ultra-wealthy while leaving middle-class and poor families further behind.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate campaign website CalForNC.com Jun 10, 2020

Al Pisano: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Higher taxes on the wealthy"?

A: Strongly oppose.

Source: OnTheIssues 2020 interview on North Carolina Governor race Apr 30, 2020

Dan Forest: Best business incentive is tax relief

Since most businesses are small businesses that never get to see a government incentive, the best incentive is tax relief for all companies that pay taxes, small and large. Tax relief allows them to make decisions that can lead to growth in the economy in a fair and equitable way and helps all communities, not just the big cities where most corporate incentive money lands.
Source: News & Observer on 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial race Feb 18, 2020

Erica Smith: Supports a Service Worker's Tax Act

I support a Service Worker's Tax Act and have filed bills each Session I have served in testament to my belief that tip reporting in wages creates a permanent underclass in this category of workers who are overwhelming women.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate website EricaForUS.org Feb 7, 2020

Dan Forest: Eliminate state tax on out-of-state military pay

Forest, a self-described conservative Republican, focused his campaign on decreasing the state's unemployment and advocated his job creation plan that involved recruiting companies to relocate to North Carolina by creating a business climate of what he described as "low taxes, good roads and safe communities." He ran on what he called a "three-legged stool platform."
  1. smaller government
  2. lower taxes
  3. personal responsibility
For veterans making their home in North Carolina, we will waive their first year of property taxes. This benefit equals, on average, $1,200 or more. This will encourage new veterans to quickly put down roots in our state as our heroes are planning their next steps in life. Eliminate state income tax on veterans' retirement benefits.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Governor campaign website DanForest.com Dec 3, 2019

Dan Forest: Lower taxes, smaller government, & personal responsibility

Forest, a self-described conservative Republican, focused his campaign on decreasing the state's unemployment and advocated his job creation plan that involved recruiting companies to relocate to North Carolina by creating a business climate of what he described as "low taxes, good roads and safe communities." He ran on what he called a "three-legged stool platform."
  1. smaller government
  2. lower taxes
  3. personal responsibility
Source: Ballotpedia.org on 2020 North Carolina Governor race Sep 9, 2019

Mark Walker: 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

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2020 Presidential contenders on Tax Reform:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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