Rounsaville Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Today, John Rounsaville announced that he has signed the Americans for Tax Reform “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.” The pledge is a commitment to Mississippi taxpayers that he will oppose all efforts to raise income taxes in Congress.

“This pledge is a sign of my commitment to lower taxes for families and small businesses. Mississippians should be able to keep more of their hard earned money,” said Rounsaville. “They can save, spend, and invest it much better than politicians in Washington, DC.”

Americans for Tax Reform is one of the nation’s leading tax reform and limited government grassroots organizations that has been working for over twenty years to reform the federal tax code and lower taxes.

“Americans, now more than ever, need leaders committed to fiscal responsibility and pro-growth economic policies,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR. “By signing the Pledge, John Rounsaville demonstrates his allegiance to hard-working taxpayers nationwide, as well as dedication to taxpayers in Mississippi. I applaud him for his leadership and dedication to the ideals of limited government.”

“After spending nearly a decade working for Congressman Pickering and Governor Barbour, I’ve been on the front lines of fights to lower taxes and eliminate wasteful spending. This year, liberals in Congress have proposed the largest tax increase in American history, and we need to make sure that our new congressman has the experience and knowledge to oppose efforts like this from his first day in office,” Rounsaville said.

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Press Release from Americans for Tax Reform:

John Rounsaville (R-Miss.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

John Rounsaville (R-Miss.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate signs taxpayer protection pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – John Rounsaville, a Republican vying for Mississippi’s 3 Congressional District seat, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, President George W. Bush, 42 U.S. senators, and 196 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“Americans, now more than ever, need leaders committed to fiscal responsibility and pro-growth economic policies,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, John Rounsaville demonstrates his allegiance to hard-working taxpayers nationwide, as well as dedication to taxpayers in Mississippi. I applaud him for his leadership and dedication to the ideals of limited government.”

“I strongly encourage every candidate for federal and state elective office to sign the Pledge,” Norquist continued.

Copies of the Pledge are available at www.atr.org or by calling (202) 785-0266.

John Rounsaville Campaign Release
12/12/7