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Issue Position: Tax Policy

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Sen. Gilbert Baker is a fiscally responsible leader who will work to reduce the tax burden on working families. He has signed the Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge, in which he commits to oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and businesses. Sen. Baker also pledges to oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.

As Co-Chairman of the joint budget committee in the Arkansas legislature, Sen. Baker worked to balance the state budget, without a tax increase, and fought to cut the sales tax on groceries. He believes that lower taxes are essential to encouraging economic growth and discouraging big government. Sen. Baker will fight for a balanced budget for congress which will curb out of control government spending.


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