Evaluating Candidates on Taxes

From UFE's April 2008 E-News

With the economy making voters nervous, candidates for public office are frantically crafting proposals and taking economic positions that include tax policy. This is great news, because in our view one of tax policy's most important functions is to address economic inequality.

Of course, not all candidates share this value. But even for those who do, it can be difficult for voters to see through the rhetoric and arcane technicalities to evaluate their positions.

That's why we created Action Tools for evaluating candidates on taxes. These short documents contain descriptions and definitions of key progressive principles as well as sample questions that you can ask as you research candidates' proposals and positions. Use them to learn, challenge...and demand change.

Federal Candidates Tax Action Tool (PDF)

State Candidates Tax Action Tool (PDF)


See the full E-News for April 2008