Dachle's Tax Votes - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Dachle’s Tax Votes
by

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.”

Sign up to receive our latest updates! Register


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: The American Spectator, 122 S Royal Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, http://spectator.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Be a Free Market Loving Patriot. Subscribe Today!