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Bills on tax reform: ‘I’ve been saying this all along’

In his Tuesday statement, Bills said he’s been supporting those plans throughout his campaign, despite signing the ATR pledge. At the Humphrey Institute on Monday, he acknowledged that he would run afoul of Norquist if elected.

“I don’t care if I have to have a verbal or physical confrontation with Grover Norquist,” he said, per the Pioneer Press. “I’m going to vote for the compromise because that’s what my students in my high school classes — and (they are) the reason why I’m running — would want me to do.”

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Neal Rovick on 09/19/2012 - 07:53 am.

    A man of his words. Today,

    A man of his words.

    Today, at least.

    So many words, so little time.

    He’s a master of word salad.

  2. Submitted by Eugene Devany on 09/19/2012 - 11:39 am.

    Try a VAT and Net Wealth Tax to Get Around No Tax Pledge

    The no-tax pledge is limited to the income tax and has no restriction on new tax bases such as a value added tax (VAT) or net wealth tax. With a “revenue neutral” 4% VAT the corporate rate could be reduced to 8%. With a “revenue neutral” 2% net wealth tax (excluding $15,000 cash and retirement funds) the individual income tax could be reduced to 8%. The job killing payroll taxes could be eliminated and millions of private jobs would be created with no increase in government spending or tax revenue.
    Read more about the 2-4-8 Tax Blend at

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