State of Arkansas secondary Archives: on Tax Reform


Nathan LaFrance: Work to reduce taxes for all Americans

Q: Do you support or oppose higher taxes on the wealthy?

A: Oppose: I will work to reduce taxes for all Americans, and make the tax code FAIR for everyone, by replacing federal income tax with national sales tax.

Source: Email interview on 2014 AR Senate race with OnTheIssues Sep 24, 2014

Mark Swaney: Higher taxes on the wealthy, and on wealthy institutions

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

A: Yes, I support increasing taxes on the very wealthy. We have two problems in America: huge economic inequality, while at the same time, our government is underfunded. Higher taxes on the wealthy, and on wealthy institutions, will begin to correct both problems.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 AR Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 20, 2014

Frank Gilbert: Taxes should not be a form of punishment

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

A: Oppose. Taxes should not be a form of punishment.

Source: Email interview for 2014 AR Governor's race with OnTheIssues Aug 6, 2014

Asa Hutchinson: Don't raise any taxes, while reducing individual tax rate

A debate question for the men: "What taxes would you raise or eliminate?"

Hutchinson: Won't raise any tax. Reduce individual income tax. Start with middle income folks who have been squeezed. My plan is prudent. Ross plan costs 6x's my plan.

Gilbert: Don't raise any tax. Eliminate individual income tax as soon as possible. Do away with corporate welfare. Eliminate any boards that can't justify existence. No income tax is fair to everybody. Eliminates need for minimum wage because everybody gets a raise.

Ross: Support lower tax rates. Nothing fair about tax rates. Will make changes just like Beebe did with grocery tax.

Drake: Those who make more should pay more in taxes to eliminate sales tax across state. Minimum wage needs to be raised.

Source: Arkansas Matters blog on 2014 AR gubernatorial race Jul 11, 2014

Frank Gilbert: Don't raise any taxes, and eliminate income tax

A debate question for the men: "What taxes would you raise or eliminate?"

Hutchinson: Won't raise any tax. Reduce individual income tax. Start with middle income folks who have been squeezed. My plan is prudent. Ross plan costs 6x's my plan.

Gilbert: Don't raise any tax. Eliminate individual income tax as soon as possible. Do away with corporate welfare. Eliminate any boards that can't justify existence. No income tax is fair to everybody. Eliminates need for minimum wage because everybody gets a raise.

Ross: Support lower tax rates. Nothing fair about tax rates. Will make changes just like Beebe did with grocery tax.

Drake: Those who make more should pay more in taxes to eliminate sales tax across state. Minimum wage needs to be raised.

Source: Arkansas Matters blog on 2014 AR gubernatorial race Jul 11, 2014

Mike Ross: I support lower tax rates

A debate question for the men: "What taxes would you raise or eliminate?"

Hutchinson: Won't raise any tax. Reduce individual income tax. Start with middle income folks who have been squeezed. My plan is prudent. Ross plan costs 6x's my plan.

Gilbert: Don't raise any tax. Eliminate individual income tax as soon as possible. Do away with corporate welfare. Eliminate any boards that can't justify existence. No income tax is fair to everybody. Eliminates need for minimum wage because everybody gets a raise.

Ross: Support lower tax rates. Nothing fair about tax rates. Will make changes just like Beebe did with grocery tax.

Drake: Those who make more should pay more in taxes to eliminate sales tax across state. Minimum wage needs to be raised.

Source: Arkansas Matters blog on 2014 AR gubernatorial race Jul 11, 2014

Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Like to see tax cuts for the lower and middle class

HOLT: Holt said he supports Bush’s tax cuts and believes taxes should be cut further.

LINCOLN: Lincoln said she would like to see tax cuts for the lower and middle class, but would like to see those in the higher income brackets taxed more.

Source: [Xref Holt] AR Senate Debate in Arkansas News Bureau Oct 29, 2004

Mike Huckabee: No tax increase under any circumstances

I would not support any tax increase under any circumstances. There needs to be significant reductions in spending, not an increase in taxes.
Source: Associated Press Questionnaire for AR Senate Debate Nov 1, 1992

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