“I don’t know what the rest of the candidates are waiting for, but like typical politicians they have to put their finger in the air before they decide if the voters think they are being taxed too much” said Long. “We need a smaller government that does a few things and does them well. I am willing to put my signature where my mouth is.”
Since ATR first sponsored the Pledge in 1986, hundreds of U.S. Representatives, more than fifty U.S. Senators and every successful Republican Presidential candidate have all signed the Pledge. In the 111th Congress, 172 U.S. Representatives and 34 U.S. Senators have taken the Pledge never to raise income taxes.
“I oppose all tax increases,” said Long. “Folks are tired of Washington spending and taxing them silly. I hope that all of my friends in this race will agree with me on the pledge.”
Long is seeking the Republican nomination in Missouri’s Seventh Congressional District.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Long signs no new taxes pledge
Seventh District Congressional candidate Billy Long has become the first candidate to sign the pledge offered by Americans for Tax Reform against raising taxes. From his news release: