Greene Signs “No Tax Increase Pledge” in GA-6 Race

Marjorie Greene, Republican candidate for Congress from GA-6, has issued a press release stating that she is “the first candidate for the Sixth Congressional District election in 2020 to sign the Grover Norquist ‘No Tax Increase Pledge.'”

From the press release:

“Now more than ever we need a new congresswoman who is fully committed to stopping tax increases. It’s no longer enough to just say you will control spending and taxes. We need to cut spending, cut taxes and reduce the size of the federal government.”

Greene is the owner of Taylor Commercial, a construction business based in Alpharetta. Greene has owned Taylor Commercial since 2002. The firm has since done over a quarter of a Billion dollars in business in 11 states. 

“As a businesswoman for 17 years I know how to balance a budget, cut spending and meet a payroll,” said Greene. “Our next Congresswoman has got to understand these things if we are going to decrease the federal deficit and reduce the size of government.”

“Both Lucy McBath and Karen Handel have voted to increase the federal deficit and grow the size of government. Handel voted to significantly add hundreds of billions to the federal deficit when she voted for the Omnibus Spending Plan in 2017. I would have voted differently.”

By signing the ATR pledge, Greene commits that she will not vote to vote to increase the marginal income taxes for individuals or businesses, as well as commits to oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.

Greene has owned Taylor Commercial, an Alpharetta-based construction firm, since 2002. She and her husband, Perry, have been married 23 years, have three children, live in Milton, and are members of Northside Church. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia. 

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NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me
1 year ago

Every Campaign Playbook p1. pledge to “cut spending, cut taxes and reduce the size of the federal government”

Grindelwald
Grindelwald
1 year ago

No tax increases… but probably supports the President’s tariffs on China and proposed tariffs on Mexico, which increase the cost of US consumer goods and – by extension – function as a tax increase.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald
1 year ago
Reply to  Lawton Sack

What’s frustrating is how deliberately obtuse he is with regards to how tariffs work. China’s government isn’t paying tariffs, US importers are. Those costs get passed along to consumers.

Benevolus
Benevolus
1 year ago
Reply to  Grindelwald

I will say this: The way this is supposed to work is that it makes Chinese products expensive enough to allow American made products to compete. But you would have to tariff at like 50% or more for a lot of items for that to become reality. And even then, they’ll just have the stuff made in Vietnam or Pakistan or something, then you go through the whole thing again. We have a higher standard of living than much of the world, but we can still compete in a lot of areas, but others, not so much. Not until those… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs
1 year ago
Reply to  Benevolus

The real issue here is that Trump has no strategy on anything. He works from his “gut” everyday. He wakes up, eats 5 or 6 cheeseburders, watches fox and friends and then issues his policy tweets based upon how his gut reacts to McDonalds and Fox.

We cannot have a government run by whim and caprice. But that’s where we are now. God save this nation until the day when we can get rid of this sorry stain on America!

The Eiger
The Eiger
1 year ago
Reply to  Grindelwald

Coming a little late to the debate here and I want to say I agree with everything you said. Mostly this, “Those costs get passed along to consumers.”

Now for the debate. I find it quite hypocritical that liberals see tariffs for what they are, a tax/cost increase to consumers. But fail to see how a federal tax increase on the same companies will not get passed on to the consumers. It really is the definition of stupidity or selective understanding.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald
1 year ago
Reply to  The Eiger

I’m pointing out that tariffs are, effectively, a tax increase because the tariffs are being implemented by a President and a party that based their entire midterm election strategy on a middle-class “tax cut.” Has nothing to do with my support (or lack of support) for the concept of tariffs themselves.

You’re right that corporate taxes just get passed on to the consumer. The question is whether the cost increase of corporate taxes exceeds that of a 5% (or higher, per Trump’s threat) tariff on otherwise non-tariffed imports from Mexico.

Gregs
Gregs
1 year ago

Tariff Man gave a modest tax cut to most Americans but the bulk of the tax cuts went to the top 2%, however, he has erased any benefit the middle class would have seen with his endless trade wars based only on his strategy of puffery, bombast and insults to our trading partners.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-tariffs-wiped-most-families-080000425.html

Did Tariff Man sign this pledge?

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