Former Missouri State Treasurer Sarah Steelman has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her race for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."
ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 41 U.S. Senators and 237 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
“I want to congratulate Mrs. Steelman for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people clearly showed their displeasure in November with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, grow the economy, and cut government spending,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
“By signing the Pledge, Sarah Steelman demonstrates that she understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Missouri.”
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Sarah Steelman: Read my lips, no new taxes
Former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman signed the so-called Taxpayer Protection Pledge. From the news release: