Since Tim Pawlenty presented is plan for a new simplified tax code today, we felt that it would be fair to present a bit on the past views of some of the other contenders for the 2011 presidency.
The following are statements, on the 2008 election trail and in general, that we believe will help to put the other candidates into perspective. It will also serve as a basis for comparison when these same candidates launch their proposals for 2011.
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Rep. Ron Paul – 2008 Presidential election
Rick Santorum – Sept. 2010, Bush Tax Cuts
Herman Cain – New Hampshire April 2011
Mitt Romney – December 2007
Newt Gingrich – May 2007
Rep. Michelle Bachmann – April 2011
This review is by no means complete. It is not comprehensive. It is simply an overview of some of the statements and plans of several Republican candidates in reference to taxes, tax policy, and the deficit. It is a stepping off point for voters to investigate more on the candidates, and to compare current comments to.