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Dachle’s Tax Votes

Americans for Tax Reform notes that Tom Daschle has earned a lifetime 7 percent rating from the group for his voting record over the years, which includes the following:

  • In 2004, Daschle voted against keeping the Internet free of all sales taxes. 
  • In 2003, Daschle voted against reducing the capital gains and dividend rates to 15%. 
  • In 2003, Daschle voted against permanently killing the Death Tax.
  • In 2002, Daschle voted against permanently killing the Death Tax.
  • In 2001, Daschle voted against cutting income tax rates for all taxpayers, ending the marriage penalty, doubling the child tax credit, and killing the Death Tax.
  • In 2000, Daschle voted against ending the marriage penalty, killing the Death Tax, and a gas tax cut for consumers.
  • In 1999, Daschle voted against expanding Medical Savings Accounts despite endorsing the concept less than a decade earlier.
  • In 1999, Daschle voted against an across-the-board 10% income tax cut, a capital gains tax cut, and killing the Death Tax.
  • In 1998, Daschle voted against ending the marriage penalty and against tax-free education savings accounts for children.
  • In 1997, Daschle voted against the creation of the Roth IRA.
  • In 1995, Daschle voted against a constitutional amendment that would have required a supermajority to raise taxes.
  • In 1993, Daschle voted for the Clinton income tax increase.

ATR President Grover Norquist quips, “Tom Daschle, like Leona Helmsley, believes only ‘the little people’ should pay taxes.”

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