Yes, he as finally said that he will oppose any proposed tax increases that would be sent across his desk should he be elected president.
BOB SCHIEFFER: “Let’s just say that you do become president and a Democratic congress raises taxes. What would you do? Would you veto it?”
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: “Sure. Sure I’d veto it. I think if we’re gonna be in some shaky times, and by the way I believe the fundamentals of America’s economy are still strong, then the worst thing you can do is increase taxes at that time.”
The Americans for Tax Reform have also urged him to put it in writing by asking again that he sign their no new tax pledge and join company with conservative candidates Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul and my conservative choice Mitt Romney.
I ,____________, pledge to the taxpayers of the _____ district of the State of _________ and to the American People that I will:
ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and
TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.
Many past leaders have signed this position pledge to oppose tax increases. We shouldn’t be giving any more money to our lawmakers until they can show responsibility with what we have already given them. I think all Americans can look around and easily see numerous instances and forms of government waste. And still many voters continue to vote in lawmakers who seem to have no intention of reducing their dependence on your work and income. None of the Democratic Party candidates have signed this no tax pledge.
With the addition of John McCain, all Republican candidates have clearly stated their position to oppose tax increases, while the challengers Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the recently departed John Edwards, all seem to be following the Democratic Party social justice standard of squeezing everyone in the nation until we are all equal poor.
I believe that in order to have a prosperous nation we need a leader who understands and lives prosperity and that is one reason why I am choosing Mitt Romney.