Brown Pledges to Oppose Tax Increases

Brown Signs Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge

FORT WAYNE, IND – State Senator and congressional candidate for Indiana’s Third Congressional District, Liz Brown, has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform.

The pledge reads: “I, Liz Brown, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Indiana, and to the American people that I will: One, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and Two, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollars for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”

“I want to congratulate Senator Brown for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Until you take tax increases firmly off the table, real and lasting spending restraint is impossible,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again. Signing the Pledge is the first step in that process.”

“Washington has a spending problem and new taxes aren’t the solution to the mess D.C. politicians have created,” said Brown. “Lower taxes provide an incentive to employers to create more jobs, thus boosting our economy and strengthening our communities. We need new leaders in Washington who understand that more spending and higher taxes are only going to hurt our nation. I signed Americans for Tax Reform’s pledge on the very day that they asked me to because I’m ready to go to Washington and fight for lower taxes.”

Liz Brown, a Republican, seeks to represent Indiana’s Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Brown currently serves Indiana Senate District 15 in the state legislature and is a former member of the Fort Wayne City Council. She has a long history of community involvement including roles with Boys and Girls Clubs, Cub Scouts, Parkview Hospital Ethics Committee, Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne and various school boards. As a registered Civil and Domestic Mediator with her own mediation business, Liz maintains a number of associations in the legal field. Liz and her husband of 33 years, Steve, have seven children.

Americans for Tax Reform opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle. Americans for Tax Reform was founded in 1985 by Grover Norquist at the request of President Reagan. The flagship project of Americans for Tax Reform is the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written promise by legislators and candidates for office that commits them to oppose any effort to increase income taxes on individuals and businesses.