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Your tax plan

Please explain how your tax plan would work for the economy and for government expenditures. And why it's better than your opponents.

Submitted by: Geoffrey R. from IN
Oct. 4, 2016, 8:49 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What would you cut from the federal budget to balance it?

It is not possible to balance the federal budget without reducing expenses and increasing taxes. To balance the budget the legislature has to make some difficult decisions.

Submitted by: Kris S. from IL
Sept. 28, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

How will you improve the country without spending money?

Politicians from both sides of the aisle are in a race to promise the most goodies to voters. What will you do for our country that doesn't involve increasing our yearly deficit and national debt?

Submitted by: Mike A. from KY
Oct. 4, 2016, 10:56 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you be in favor of implementing a national sales tax such as the Fait Tax.

Under the Fair tax everyone from illegals to the super rich.would pay the same tax and would not be exempt from paying taxes.

Submitted by: Wayne M. from IA
Oct. 7, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What's your plan for a $20 trillion debt + $100 trillion in unfunded mandates?

Our debt has been doubled in the last 8 years. We are, without a doubt, on the brink of a financial abyss, and his level of debt (plus 5X more in "promises") is clearly unsustainable.

Submitted by: Bob G. from TX
Oct. 9, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

How can we pay for war endlessly yet not pay for college or healthcare?

A little more than half of our discretionary spending goes to the military. We spend more on our military than the rest of the world by a huge margin, yet why do you want to spend there even more?

Submitted by: Sebastian I. from WV
Oct. 7, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you help getting rid of marriage penalties in US federal tax codes?

Many US families require dual income to support their daily expenses. Getting rid of marriage penalties will certainly help many middle income families.

Submitted by: H. C. S. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:46 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Should tax breaks for corporations that outsource American jobs be eliminated?

Republicans since 2002 have protected tax breaks for corporations that outsource American jobs which help lead to mortgage crises and financial meltdown.

Submitted by: Thad S. from CA
Sept. 26, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

How do you plan to recover the $8.5 trillion missing from the Pentagon budget?


Submitted by: Desiree M. from MT
Sept. 27, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What will you do to cut taxes on small businesses?

As a self employed person I pay very high taxes. I cannot grow my business or better succeed if I'm paying 35 percent tax nor can I afford health care. I am a struggling middle class American.

Submitted by: Dee A. from TX
Oct. 9, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
Submitted by: Hailey M. from TX
Sept. 28, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What is in your tax plan that would require top 0.1% to pay some minimum fed tax

Many multimillionaires are able to take advantage of our tax system and effectively pay no or little fed income tax while the rest of us pay more because they are not contributing

Submitted by: John W. from CT
Sept. 29, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

If elected, what specific policies will be your priority in the 1st 100 days?

Limit your response to three items and ignore the appointment of a supreme court justice.

Submitted by: Jonathen D. from WA
Oct. 1, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What is your stance on the EBT program?

EBT cards can currently be used at Fast Food places and also used to get cash back.

Submitted by: shawn k. from CA
Oct. 6, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

How do you plan to fix the tax code for self-employed middle america?

As a self employed person I'm paying about 40% of my income in taxes, leaving me with barely enough money to pay my student loans and other bills. The burden should be on those who can afford it.

Submitted by: John S. from TX
Oct. 6, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
Submitted by: Paul M. from TX
Oct. 6, 2016, 7:54 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Will you support the FairTax and why or why not?

The FairTax is the only piece of legislation that will give control of the federal government back to the people and reduce the overreach of the federal government in all aspects of our lives as citiz

Submitted by: Peter L. from GA
Oct. 7, 2016, 6:49 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Is it possible to only have a dollar you make taxed ONCE?

I pay an income tax, then a sales tax, then a property tax, and even a death tax/etc. Are we at taxation without representation once again?

Submitted by: Lance I. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Is balancing the budget important to you?

We have accumulated nearly $20 trillion in debt as a nation. We are paying $400 billion/year in interest on that debt. I have to balance my budget - why doesn't our government?

Submitted by: Shawn W. from IA
Oct. 8, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you force a budget that helps bring down the national debt?

Our national debt is 20+ trillion dollars. One of the major ways to reduce is to have a balanced budget and also one that creates a surplus of revenue.

Submitted by: ROBERT D. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What are your feelings about providing & paying for emergency services?

Do you think that services provided after an emergency, such as Hurricane Matthew, are necessary and how would you continue to provide funding for such services?

Submitted by: Garnet L. from MI
Oct. 7, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you support the removal of "not for profit status" on Religious groups?

Separation of church and state, yet religious groups constantly use their tax free dollars to attempt to sway laws. You have pastors that are flying private jets, living as the 1%.

Submitted by: Tory B. from CA
Oct. 5, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

How are you going to tax my investments?

I have supported myself since I was 18. Went into the military. Obtained an degree. Worked my butt off, went without, saved wisely, I will be a millionaire when I retire. This is not fair to savers.

Submitted by: Kimberly P. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

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