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ATR Statement on Washington Post Editorial
ATR ^ | 2011-07-21 | [Staff]

Posted on 07/21/2011 10:06:51 AM PDT by 92nina

...ATR opposes all tax increases on the American people. Any failure to extend or make permanent the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, in whole or in part, would clearly increase taxes on the American people. In addition, the failure to extend the AMT patch would increase taxes. The outlines of the plans are deliberately hazy, but it appears that both Obama’s Simpson-Bowles commission proposal and the Gang-of-Six proposal dramatically increase taxes on the American people. It is a violation of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to trade temporary tax reductions for permanent tax hikes. The present conversations in Washington should focus totally and exclusively on reducing government overspending. President Barack Obama has increased the annual federal budget by almost $1 trillion dollars. ATR has not altered either its policy positions or opposition to all tax increases whatsoever in any debt negotiations. Tax reform that reduces tax rates and broadens the tax base on a revenue neutral basis should be done separately and not in a rush under duress from parties hostile to the interests of taxpayers.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; constitution; democrats; fraud; gop; mediabias; norquist; politics; republicans; taxes; washington
"To clarify concerns that may be raised by the Washington Post editorial today, Americans for Tax Reform issued the following statement..."

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1 posted on 07/21/2011 10:06:54 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina

I’d like to hear it from Norquist himself.

2 posted on 07/21/2011 10:39:50 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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