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DeMarco Launches New TV Ad on Taxes

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Location: Homewood, Alabama

Sixth District Congressional Candidate Paul DeMarco today released a new TV ad, Alabama Conservative, for the runoff comparing his solid anti-tax record with the more flexible relationship opponent Gary Palmer has taken in his approach toward tax increases in the past.

"Taxation is a vital issue to Alabama and it is important that we have a conversation about it," DeMarco said. "Politicians from President Obama to former Governor Bob Riley and now G"Taxation is a vital issue to Alabama and it is important that we have a conversation about it," DeMarco said. "Politicians from President Obama to former Governor Bob Riley and now Gary Palmer have tried to sell us on the economic and social benefits of higher taxes on fewer taxpayers backs. I have a different view so let's talk about it."

While Paul DeMarco has never voted for or supported a tax increase, Gary Palmer has called for what he called "revenue increases" for years. Some examples:

Revenue Increases

Frankly, we do need tax reform in Alabama and in the final analysis I think we will find that we do need to increase revenues. But bringing in higher revenues through tax reform without reforming the way we budget and spend will do little good long-term and the taxpayers know it. [The Montgomery Advertiser, February 14, 2003]

Raising Property Taxes and "Adjusting Income Taxes

In a speech this week, API President Gary Palmer, said the organization is developing a tax reform proposal that would boost property taxes, reduce sales taxes and adjust the state's income tax. [Associated Press, March 16, 2000]

Shrinking the Tax Base Means?…

Palmer said his organization is looking for ways to ease the load on low-income citizens, and that is commendable. The institute favors removing the state sales tax on food and over-the-counter medicines. That would be a substantial help to the poor, who of necessity spend a greater share of their incomes on the basics of life.

It also supports raising the threshold of state income tax liability. Alabama begins collecting income taxes on families at $4,600 of income, the lowest level in the nation. That's indefensible. That could be raised, Palmer said, to $20,000 or perhaps $25,000.

To its credit, the institute also notes that property taxes could be increased. Alabama has the lowest property taxes in the nation by far, and its stubborn insistence on largely ignoring this element of the tax base helps skew the entire taxation system. [The Montgomery Advertiser, May 19, 2001]

"I believe that people who have to pay taxes have a vested interest in how those tax dollars are spent," DeMarco said. "President Obama and Gary Palmer want fewer people to carry the burden for everyone which paints a target on the backs of those doing the taxpaying. That is neither good nor right in my opinion and it leads to higher spending as people come to believe it is not their money being spent."

Text for Alabama Conservative:

"Here's what Gary Palmer wrote about the billion dollar tax increase called Amendment One.

To the surprise of many of my conservative friends and colleagues, I am of the opinion that the state needs more revenue. I would be willing to support a tax increase (Tuscaloosa News, 9/7.2003).

Gary Palmer, he hasn't gone to Washington yet, but he already speaks the language.

Paul DeMarco, an Alabama conservative.

Paul stood up to his own party against a tax increase.

He'll do the same in Congress."
ary Palmer have tried to sell us on the economic and social benefits of higher taxes on fewer taxpayers backs. I have a different view so let's talk about it."

While Paul DeMarco has never voted for or supported a tax increase, Gary Palmer has called for what he called "revenue increases" for years. Some examples:

Revenue Increases

Frankly, we do need tax reform in Alabama and in the final analysis I think we will find that we do need to increase revenues. But bringing in higher revenues through tax reform without reforming the way we budget and spend will do little good long-term and the taxpayers know it. [The Montgomery Advertiser, February 14, 2003]

Raising Property Taxes and "Adjusting Income Taxes

In a speech this week, API President Gary Palmer, said the organization is developing a tax reform proposal that would boost property taxes, reduce sales taxes and adjust the state's income tax. [Associated Press, March 16, 2000]

Shrinking the Tax Base Means?…

Palmer said his organization is looking for ways to ease the load on low-income citizens, and that is commendable. The institute favors removing the state sales tax on food and over-the-counter medicines. That would be a substantial help to the poor, who of necessity spend a greater share of their incomes on the basics of life.

It also supports raising the threshold of state income tax liability. Alabama begins collecting income taxes on families at $4,600 of income, the lowest level in the nation. That's in"Taxation is a vital issue to Alabama and it is important that we have a conversation about it," DeMarco said. "Politicians from President Obama to former Governor Bob Riley and now Gary Palmer have tried to sell us on the economic and social benefits of higher taxes on fewer taxpayers backs. I have a different view so let's talk about it."

While Paul DeMarco has never voted for or supported a tax increase, Gary Palmer has called for what he called "revenue increases" for years. Some examples:

Revenue Increases

Frankly, we do need tax reform in Alabama and in the final analysis I think we will find that we do need to increase revenues. But bringing in higher revenues through tax reform without reforming the way we budget and spend will do little good long-term and the taxpayers know it. [The Montgomery Advertiser, February 14, 2003]

Raising Property Taxes and "Adjusting Income Taxes

In a speech this week, API President Gary Palmer, said the organization is developing a tax reform proposal that would boost property taxes, reduce sales taxes and adjust the state's income tax. [Associated Press, March 16, 2000]

Shrinking the Tax Base Means?…

Palmer said his organization is looking for ways to ease the load on low-income citizens, and that is commendable. The institute favors removing the state sales tax on food and over-the-counter medicines. That would be a substantial help to the poor, who of necessity spend a greater share of their incomes on the basics of life.

It also supports raising the threshold of state income tax liability. Alabama begins collecting income taxes on families at $4,600 of income, the lowest level in the nation. That's indefensible. That could be raised, Palmer said, to $20,000 or perhaps $25,000.

To its credit, the institute also notes that property taxes could be increased. Alabama has the lowest property taxes in the nation by far, and its stubborn insistence on largely ignoring this element of the tax base helps skew the entire taxation system. [The Montgomery Advertiser, May 19, 2001]

"I believe that people who have to pay taxes have a vested interest in how those tax dollars are spent," DeMarco said. "President Obama and Gary Palmer want fewer people to carry the burden for everyone which paints a target on the backs of those doing the taxpaying. That is neither good nor right in my opinion and it leads to higher spending as people come to believe it is not their money being spent."

Text for Alabama Conservative:

"Here's what Gary Palmer wrote about the billion dollar tax increase called Amendment One.

To the surprise of many of my conservative friends and colleagues, I am of the opinion that the state needs more revenue. I would be willing to support a tax increase (Tuscaloosa News, 9/7.2003).

Gary Palmer, he hasn't gone to Washington yet, but he already speaks the language.

Paul DeMarco, an Alabama conservative.

Paul stood up to his own party against a tax increase.

He'll do the same in Congress."
defensible. That could be raised, Palmer said, to $20,000 or perhaps $25,000.

To its credit, the institute also notes that property taxes could be increased. Alabama has the lowest property taxes in the nation by far, and its stubborn insistence on largely ignoring this element of the tax base helps skew the entire taxation system. [The Montgomery Advertiser, May 19, 2001]

"I believe that people who have to pay taxes have a vested interest in how those tax dollars are spent," DeMarco said. "President Obama and Gary Palmer want fewer people to carry the burden for everyone which paints a target on the backs of those doing the taxpaying. That is neither good nor right in my opinion and it leads to higher spending as people come to believe it is not their money being spent."

Text for Alabama Conservative:

"Here's what Gary Palmer wrote about the billion dollar tax increase called Amendment One.

To the surprise of many of my conservative friends and colleagues, I am of the opinion that the state needs more revenue. I would be willing to support a tax increase (Tuscaloosa News, 9/7.2003).

Gary Palmer, he hasn't gone to Washington yet, but he already speaks the language.

Paul DeMarco, an Alabama conservative.

Paul stood up to his own party against a tax increase.

He'll do the same in Congress."


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