FW: [FAIRTAX_DD] In Iowa, Repub.Pres. Candids. Asked: "Would You Veto A Tax Increase?" (IowaPolitics.com)
FAIR TAX? As president, will you sign the "FairTax" (currently, HR 25/S 1025) into law if passed by Congress?
Thompson: I will sign it as soon as it reaches my desk. I believe very much in that fair tax. I think the fair tax is the right thing. I absolutely believe the way the Congress is set up right now, we can’t get it passed.
Huckabee: I would like April 15 to be another beautiful spring day in America. I would rally this country to approve the fair tax. I want a tax that doesn’t penalize people for getting married and having kids. The fair tax gives us a chance to revive our economy.
Brownback: I cannot respond to the specific bill. If it is pro-growth and family friendly, I would sign it. I think we are going to have more difficulty getting to a fair tax system. (He proposed a flat tax, which he says is easier to achieve.)
Romney: I like taxation that is simpler and family friendly. We need to keep our rates down. I believe savings for middle-income people should be tax free. I want to look at the fair tax, but I will fight for the things I describe.
Tancredo: Of course I will. If I am a co-sponsor, it is pretty sure I will sign it into law.
Hunter: I can’t tell you how important this is to keep our industry in the United States. We have to take manufacturing taxes to zero.
NOTE: The first response is apparently from TOMMY Thompson, not Fred, since Fred Thompson is not a declared candidate (which is apparently going to change in the near future). This is the first time I have heard that Tommy Thompson supports the FairTax. It looks like Brownback, Romney, Guiliani and McCain are just about the only Republican Presidential candidates who do not support it.
From: FAIRTAX_DD@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FAIRTAX_DD@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of bill spillane
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2007 3:53 AM
Subject: [FAIRTAX_DD] In Iowa, Repub.Pres. Candids. Asked: "Would You Veto A Tax Increase?" (IowaPolitics.com)
"Mike Huckabee: I would. If we pass the fair tax, it solves many complicated tax issues.
I would veto (a tax increase). We must send a strong message to Congress, the system is
broken. It needs a complete overhaul."
Note: two U.S. Representatives, who are co-sponsors of the FairTax, Hunter and Tancredo,
did not mention it. Romney says he's for tax reform, but he'll have to study the FairTax.
Giuliani just took Steve Forbes on board, so look for flat(income) tax hot air.
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