When it Comes to Cutting Taxes, the Choice is Clear

Press Release

By:  Kenny Hulshof
Date: May 1, 2008
Location: Columbia, Mo


When it Comes to Cutting Taxes, the Choice is Clear

Kenny Hulshof's track record as an aggressive proponent of sweeping tax relief is causing his opponents to inflate and reinvent their own records in an attempt to gain favor with Missouri voters. However, when it comes to actually cutting taxes, Hulshof is the only gubernatorial candidate who can point to a solid record of achievement.

As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Hulshof played a central role in the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 that reduced the tax burden on middle-class families nationwide by more than $1.5 trillion. These cuts provided relief from the marriage penalty, increased child tax credits, cut job-killing taxes on capital gains and scaled back the Death Tax.

Since the passage of the tax cuts, Hulshof has been a leader in the ongoing drive to make them permanent.

More recently, Hulshof has opposed Speaker Nancy Pelosi's efforts to pass the largest tax hike in American history, and he supported the bipartisan passage of tax rebate checks that are currently en route to Missouri taxpayers.

As Governor, Kenny Hulshof will continue his fight to ensure Missourians are able to keep more of their hard-earned money. "Some suggest that the government knows how to best spend your money and they are eager to propose additional programs and bureaucracies to prove it," Hulshof said. "I couldn't disagree more. We need to provide relief to middle-income families. As Missouri's next Governor, I will continue to fight for Missouri's taxpayers."