State of Connecticut secondary Archives: on Tax Reform


Matthew Corey: Wants lower corporate and middle class tax rates

Asked about his priorities Corey cited tax reform and regulatory reform. "The President wants to bring down the corporate tax rate, he wants to have a basic tax reform for the middle class." He criticized the Connecticut congressional delegation for "spew[ing] the same talking points" on tax reform, suggesting he supports a cut in the corporate tax rate. Corey also talked about cutting regulations - boosting American energy, and relaxing Dodd-Frank rules for small community banks.
Source: Reclaim Connecticut on 2018 Connecticut Senatorial race Oct 12, 2017

Catherine Templeton: Fiscal conservative for low taxes

Catherine Templeton is a fiscal conservative. She believes in less taxes, less government, and more freedom for South Carolina taxpayers. In order to make South Carolina the best place to live, work and raise a family--we need to keep taxes low. When taxes are low--businesses and families thrive! As governor, Catherine Templeton will fight tooth and nail for smart, conservative tax policies that will allow South Carolina to be the #1 job creator in the South.
Source: 2018 Connecticut Governor website CatherineTempleton.com Aug 17, 2017

Mark Lauretti: Lower taxes & be business-friendly

Economic security will be the key to Connecticut's success. In order to improve our state, we need to improve our financial health. Only then will we have the ability to thrive and help others thrive. We need to keep taxes in check and make our state more friendly to businesses so they can come to depend upon a stable economic environment that is consistent and predictable. This will attract companies to our state, and keep tax-paying residents within our borders.
Source: 2018 Connecticut Governor website MarkLauretti.com Aug 17, 2017

Dan Carter: Common sense tax policies to unleash power of entrepreneurs

Through common sense tax policies, aimed at helping businesses of all size grows, we can unleash the power of American workers, entrepreneurs, inventors and business owners.

We must change tax laws to allow billions of dollars in American assets, currently held overseas, to come home to America without fear of having them substantially erased by punishing federal taxes. We can bring money back to Connecticut, thereby creating new jobs.

Dick Blumenthal opposes tax cuts for the Middle Class, for small business and on investments. We need to grow and support the Middle Class, not the Political Class.

Source: 2016 Connecticut Senate campaign website CarterForSenate.com Aug 8, 2016

August Wolf: Tax reform to allow private industry to create jobs

Decades of value-destroying policies have crushed Connecticut. By any reasonable measure--job growth, debt levels, taxes, and regulatory burden--we now rank near the bottom. And now we have a career politician pushing these same tax and spend policies in D.C.

I want to do something about that. Economic liberty, limited government, and personal choice to live the lives we want-- these are the forgotten foundations of our great country. As Connecticut's next United States Senator, I will work non-stop to reassert these values on your behalf. I will work for fiscal discipline and effective foreign policy, and lead the fight for equitable and sustainable programs that allow private industry to create jobs. I will work for rational and effective regulatory and tax reform, and improvement of our educational, retirement, healthcare and social systems.

Source: 2016 Connecticut Senate campaign website wolf2016.com Sep 22, 2015

Heidi Heitkamp: Never eliminate home mortgage deduction

Both candidates mostly ducked a question about which tax loopholes they would close as part of an overall reform plan. Heitkamp said she would "never" support eliminating a tax deduction for interest on home mortgages, and declared she would abolish tax incentives that she said have encouraged companies to export jobs. Both she and Berg said they supported reducing corporate income tax rates
Source: Connecticut Post on 2012 N.D. Senate debate Oct 25, 2012

Jack Orchulli: End over-spending by self-serving career politicians

The social-operational model embraced by Hartford's self-serving, career politicians has lead to over-spending, crippling debt, a lower credit rating, and an environment not friendly to business or job creation. Taxpayers can no longer shoulder this out of control burden. As your Comptroller, I will work with the Governor and the Legislators to make responsible, common sense choices that serve your best interests.I will insist on using GAAP accounting: Generally Accepted Accounting Practice is used by business and government to show honest financial results. The career politicians in Hartford don't use GAAP because it allows them to hide debt and their irresponsible actions from you, the taxpayers.
Source: Connecticut 2010 Senate campaign website WeBackJack2010.com Nov 1, 2010

Linda McMahon: Economy is fragile; don't raise taxes in a recession

McMahon confronted Blumenthal with his 1989 vote in the state Senate on an $850 million tax increase. "Let me remind you, when he was in the Legislature, one year he voted for an $850 million tax increase that affected middle-class Americans," said McMahon. "We're still paying for it today," said McMahon. "And he almost doubled state spending. We cannot afford another tax-and-spend senator in Washington. We can't afford you Mr. Blumenthal, we've had enough of you already."

McMahon said Blumenthal would allow many of the Bush-era tax breaks to end with this year's calendar, to which Blumenthal replied that the nation's wealthiest don't need them and that he would focus on helping small businesses.

McMahon said that the current economy is fragile. "I certainly want to say to everyone here that I believe that now in time of recession we should not raise taxes on anyone, certainly not on the middle class," she said.

Source: Connecticut Post coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate Oct 7, 2010

Richard Blumenthal: Nation's wealthiest don't need extension of Bush tax breaks

McMahon confronted Blumenthal with his 1989 vote in the state Senate on an $850 million tax increase. Blumenthal defended his record in the General Assembly, which preceded his 20-year career as attorney general.

"Let me remind you, when he was in the Legislature, one year he voted for an $850 million tax increase that affected middle-class Americans," said McMahon. "We're still paying for it today," said McMahon. "And he almost doubled state spending. We cannot afford another tax-and-spend senator in Washington. We can't afford you Mr. Blumenthal, we've had enough of you already."

McMahon said Blumenthal would allow many of the Bush-era tax breaks to end with this year's calendar, to which Blumenthal replied that the nation's wealthiest don't need them and that he would focus on helping small businesses.

"I certainly want to say to everyone here that I believe that now in time of recession we should not raise taxes on anyone, certainly not on the middle class," McMahon said.

Source: Connecticut Post coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate Oct 7, 2010

Linda McMahon: Make Bush tax cuts permanent or CT loses 8.500 jobs

Q: Would you roll back the Bush-era tax cuts?

BLUMENTHAL: I support extending tax cuts for the middle class. My opponent would vote against tax cuts for the middle class unless and until the wealthiest 2% get tax cuts too. I think that is wrong.

McMAHON: I would make the current tax law permanent. Allowing the tax law to change as proposed would negatively affect our most successful small businesses and our seniors. It is estimated that $1.8 billion will leave the state and be in the hands of Washington politicians if the proposed tax increases go into effect. Only four states in the union will be hit harder than Connecticut. The tax hikes would significantly affect the economy in Connecticut, most notably in the number of jobs and change in personal income. From 2011 to 2020, the state of Connecticut would:

Source: Connecticut Jewish Ledger coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate Sep 29, 2010

Richard Blumenthal: Extending Bush tax cuts for wealthiest 2% is wrong

Q: Would you roll back the Bush-era tax cuts?

BLUMENTHAL: I support extending tax cuts for the middle class. My opponent would vote against tax cuts for the middle class unless and until the wealthiest 2% get tax cuts too. I think that is wrong.

McMAHON: I would make the current tax law permanent. Allowing the tax law to change as proposed would negatively affect our most successful small businesses and our seniors. It is estimated that $1.8 billion will leave the state and be in the hands of Washington politicians if the proposed tax increases go into effect. Only four states in the union will be hit harder than Connecticut. The tax hikes would significantly affect the economy in Connecticut, most notably in the number of jobs and change in personal income. From 2011 to 2020, the state of Connecticut would:

Source: Connecticut Jewish Ledger coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate Sep 29, 2010

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