Christine O`Donnell on Tax Reform
Meanwhile, those of us on the outside looking in are told that we're not taxed enough. We're told that the dry cleaner down the street as a small business owner is somehow rich, and that he may need to pay more taxes. This neighbor of ours has first to pay his rent and utilities, and the salaries and benefits for his 4 employees, before he feeds, clothes, and shelters his own family with the moderate amount of money he takes in through his dry cleaning. We're told we're heartless and somehow unpatriotic if we let on that we're sick and tired of government budgets increasing every year, while our salaries are frozen or cut. This is not the America we've known.
The common sense men and women all across Delaware know this is not sustainable. Yet my opponent wants to go to Washington and rubber-stamp the failed spending bills that are coming from--that have cost us 2.5 million jobs.
This is wrong. Uncle Sam needs to be cut off.
I want to go to Washington to create jobs based on private business, not your tax dollars. I want to fight to have our nation become debt free. I want to stop the tax hikes that are coming in January.
A vote for my opponent will cost the average Delaware family $10,000 instantly between the January tax hikes and his vote for cap and trade. Most of us can't afford that. If you think that government is too small and that your taxed too little, if you're ever questioned whether America is a beacon of freedom and justice, then he's your guy.
COONS: We'd like to have Americans able to receive the benefits they need to get through incredibly difficult times. But to simply denounce people as being dependent because they're applying for and receiving food stamps in the worst recession in modern times is slandering people.
O'DONNELL: I'm not the person who would cut the tax benefits for disabled and low-income senior citizens, as you did as county executive But what I'm proposing is to make sure that the tax cuts for our Delawareans do not expire this January. You have said that you will stop the tax cuts for the so-called rich. What you fail to realize is the so-called rich are the small business owner.
COONS: I support extending the Bush tax cuts for the overwhelming majority of Americans. I don't think we should draw an arbitrary line at $250,000. But th value that I will apply as deciding how much to extend, whether it goes up to $1 million or $2 million, is that we've got a tough choice to make. Every increased tax cut, every extension that's given, is going to increase the deficit. The primary value I would apply in deciding whether to extend all the Bush tax cuts & for how long [is that] we should do those tax cuts that have the best chance of getting our economy going again.
O'DONNELL: You have said that you will stop the tax cuts for the so-calle rich. What you fail to realize is the so-called rich are the small business owner. small business owner, the dry-cleaner down the street, the pizza shop owner who makes $300,000 before they pay their four employees, before they feed their own family.
I will vote to reduce taxes wherever possible. Raising taxes is not the solution to our economic problems caused by wasteful spending. This would be like raising your teenager’s allowance after he frivolously wasted his money.
The Contract from America, clause 4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform:
Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words--the length of the original Constitution.
The Contract from America, clause 10. Stop the Tax Hikes:
Permanently repeal all tax hikes, including those to the income, capital gains, and death taxes, currently scheduled to begin in 2011.
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