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Contact: Timothy Maguire
Sean Shepard Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge
The taxpayers will find no better friend in Congress, once elected, than Sean Shepard
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Sean Shepard, candidate in the 2008 special election for Indiana’s 7th Congressional District, signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987.
"The local property tax crisis has made evident the harm that out of control taxation can cause,” Shepard stated. “We need to vigilant on the Federal level as well to ensure that people are able to keep the fruits of their labor."
Shepard joins four sitting Indiana congressmen who have also signed the pledge. To date, 43 U.S. Senators, and 196 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge as well.
"I am committed to supporting reform and simplification in the United States tax code and reducing the tax burden on all American Citizens,” Shepard promised.
Copies of the Pledge are available at www.atr.org or by calling (202) 785-0266.
Sean Shepard is a life long resident of Indianapolis and local businessman. He is married with two children who attend private Christian school. Mr. Shepard has been active in local politics for several years, has worked with Americans for Fair Taxation and helped organize and coordinate several of the local property tax protests in 2007. Mr. Shepard's policy approaches support affordable healthcare, lower taxes, protection of civil liberties, border security, school choice and a strong national defense.
Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose any and all federal and state tax increases.