ATLANTA, GA – Jack Kingston today condemned David Perdue’s call to increase taxes as a means to improve the country’s economic situation.
In an interview with the Macon Telegraph editorial board, Perdue described increasing tax revenues as a “reality” to get the country, “out of an economic ditch.”
This is not Perdue’s first call for increasing taxes. In February, he proclaimed his support for an Internet Sales Tax that could increase taxes on American consumers by as much as $23 billion.
“David Perdue apparently thinks raising taxes will improve our economy,” said Kingston. “If we want to get the economy moving again, we need to get Washington to live within its means and get government out of the way of America’s job creators. David Perdue’s tax increases will only hurt our economy.”
Kingston has never supported a tax increase and has signed Americans for Tax Reform’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”
He is the only candidate in the race who has actually cut the federal budget, having slashed President Obama’s budget by $3.4 billion in just two years. As Senator, Kingston has pledged to continue his push to cut the size and scope of the federal government.