Alabama 2nd Congressional District candidate in the Republican primary, Caroleene Dobson, visited Washington D.C. recently and made a stop at the offices of Americans for Tax Reform. While there, Dobson signed the conservative organization’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” promising that if elected to office she will never vote to increase federal levies.
Dobson explained her views on raising taxes, specifically noting the negative effect that it can have on everyday Alabamians.
“True conservatives are defined by certain fundamental principles and opposing any new taxes – whether on the local, state, or federal levels – is chief among them,” Dobson said.
“While other candidates in this primary have already supported taxes in the past, I understand that hardworking Alabamians must be allowed to keep the wages they earn, especially with prices for food and other essential goods spiking under Joe Biden and his liberal Democrat cronies.”
Led by conservative political pioneer Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform originally created its “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” in 1986. Since then, the organization has requested that all candidates running for public office commit to and sign the document which assures voters that they have no plans of raising taxes in any form or fashion if elected.
Dobson’s pledge read: “I, Caroleene Dobson, pledge to the taxpayer of the state of Alabama and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reductions reducing tax rates.
Dobson is running against several GOP candidates in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, including State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) and former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.