Tuesday, April 19, 2011

12OHSEN: Coughlin Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Grover Norquist and Kevin Coughlin
Washington, DC - Former Ohio State Senator Kevin Coughlin has signed the Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge.  

Coughlin has formed a campaign committee to raise money and give careful consideration to a run against incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown. 

In making the pledge,  Coughlin promises to:

1)   oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and

2)  oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.

"Our government taxes too much, spends too much, and listens too little," Coughlin said.  "As I did for fourteen years in the Statehouse, I will stand by the principles of less government and fiscal responsibility should I be elected to the United States Senate."

Coughlin was a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge during his entire service as a state legislator. Known for standing strong on fiscal conservative issues, Coughlin was once removed from the Ohio Senate Finance & Appropriations Committee for refusing to vote for a tax increase.

"Sherrod Brown and the spenders in Washington are mortgaging our future and saddling our children with debt," Coughlin said. "The culture of unlimited government and unsustainable spending must end if we are to reclaim America and get our country back on the right track."

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