Sen. Reid on Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes; He thinks it all belongs to the government, not the people who earned it

Oct 19, 2010, 11:22 ET from 1001 Reasons to Vote Against Harry Reid

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the election approaches, 1001 Reasons to Vote Against Harry Reid, an independent committee, has released the ninth round of 100 reasons to vote against Sen. Reid.  Here are some of the highlights (or lowlights) of his votes to directly raise taxes or deny taxpayers cuts, allowing them to keep more of the money they earned.  The full list can be found here: http://harryreidvotes.com/reasons/

  1. "YES" to eliminating the 2003 Bush tax cuts 3/18/03. Vote #58.
  2. "YES" to reduce tax relief by $17,800,000,000 3/19/03. Vote #60.
  3. "NO" to accelerating the death tax repeal 3/20/03. Vote #62.
  4. "YES" to eliminate $396,000,000,000 in tax relief 3/20/03. Vote #63.
  5. "YES" to reducing proposed tax cut by $100,000,000,000 3/21/03. Vote #67.
  6. "YES" to reducing proposed tax cut by $103,000,000,000 3/21/03. Vote #68.
  7. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $1,340,000,000,000 3/21/03. Vote #69.
  8. "YES" to reducing proposed tax cut by $3,500,000,000 3/21/03. Vote #73.
  9. "YES" to reducing proposed tax cut by $2,000,000,000 3/21/03. Vote #74.
  10. "YES" to reducing proposed tax cut by $75,000,000,000 3/21/03. Vote #76.
  11. "YES" to reducing proposed tax cut by $2,000,000,000 3/21/03. Vote #78.
  12. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $1,240,000,000,000 and spending the money on a litany of government programs 3/25/03. Vote #83.
  13. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $42,000,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #86.
  14. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $5,800,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #87.
  15. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $6,000,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #88.
  16. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $25,000,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #89.
  17. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $9,100,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #90.
  18. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $17,500,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #91.
  19. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $9,050,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #92.
  20. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $350,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #93.
  21. "NO" to increasing tax cuts by $145,600,000,000 by reducing taxes on Social Security benefits 3/25/03. Vote #93.
  22. "YES" to reducing tax relief by $13,500,000,000 to spend on a variety of government programs 3/25/03. Vote #96.
  23. "YES" to increasing taxes by $16,600,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #97.
  24. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $3,600,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #98.
  25. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $24,000,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #99.
  26. "YES" to removing most of the 2003 tax cuts 3/25/03. Vote #100.
  27. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $678,000,000 3/25/03. Vote #102.
  28. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $1,600,000,000 to spend on government programs—including foreign aid 3/26/03. Vote #104.
  29. "YES" to reducing tax cuts by $10,500,000,000 3/26/03. Vote #105.
  30. "NO" to extending the child tax credit 3/26/03. Vote #106.
  31. "NO" to a budget allowing $350,000,000,000 in tax relief 3/26/03. Vote #108.
  32. "NO" to allowing a 25% tax deduction for donation of undeveloped land to charity 4/9/03. Vote #127.
  33. "NO" to a budget allowing a $550,000,000,000 tax cut 4/11/03. Vote #134.
  34. "YES" to delaying income tax reductions 5/15/03. Vote #164.
  35. "NO" to making all tax increases contained in a bill under consideration expire in 2015 (the increases would have continued in perpetuity 5/15/03. Vote #170.
  36. "NO" to lowering taxes on dividends 5/15/03. Vote #171.
  37. "NO" to $350,000,000,000 in tax relief 5/15/03. Vote #179.
  38. "NO" to final passage of $350,000,000,000 in tax cuts 5/23/03. Vote #196.

"Sadly, Sen. Reid clings to class warfare rhetoric when discussing taxes.  He seems to think that what people earn belongs to the government to use on their behalf.  He thinks that tax cuts are like government handouts, when in fact cuts allow people to keep more of what they already earned.  It is the people's money, not the government's, and judging by his long tax hiking record, Sen. Reid doesn't seem to be able to grasp that basic fact.  He keeps talking about the need to tax the rich, perhaps he's referring to his neighbors at the Ritz Carlton in DC, but the policies he's voted for have hit the middle class and small business owners the most.  They're the ones suffering through this bad economy and high unemployment back in Nevada, and they deserve better," said Audrey Mullen, a spokeswoman for the Committee.

'1001 Reasons to Vote Against Harry Reid' exists online at http://www.harryreidvotes.com for the purpose of educating the public about Senator Reid's voting record and raising the funds necessary to finance television and radio ads this fall.  It is an independent 527 committee chaired by Nevada resident and former U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian.  Voters are encouraged to visit the HarryReidVotes.com website and use the interactive quiz function http://www.harryreidvotes.com/quiz/ to see how their views align with Senator Reid's votes.

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