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Tea Party Group Advocating For Pence Tax Cut

Americans for Prosperity will air TV ads in support of a tax cut even GOP lawmakers have expressed skepticism about.

AFP-Indiana state director Chase Downham

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AFP-Indiana state director Chase Downham speaks at a press conference in downtown Indy on Thursday.

Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity is entering the debate in Indiana over Governor Mike Pence’s proposed ten percent income tax cut. The organization announced it will air TV ads in support of the tax cut.

The Indiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity will push for Governor Pence’s tax cut in a grassroots effort that includes directing calls to lawmakers and door-to-door campaigning in parts of the state.

AFP-Indiana state director Chase Downham says its television ads will air in targeted markets around the state. He wouldn’t say exactly how much the organization is spending, only saying the ad buy will be in the six-figure range. And Downham says his group will push for the ten percent cut…and nothing less.

“Now’s not the time to talk about compromise when we’re talking about growing our economy and putting nearly 500 million dollars back into the pockets of Hoosier taxpayers and small businesses,” he says.

House Speaker Brian Bosma – who’s expressed reluctance with Pence’s tax cut – says he considers himself one of AFP’s biggest allies in the Statehouse and welcomes the group’s input. But he also says he won’t be pressured by their campaign.

“My perspective is sustainability for the future, funding some of our key priorities like roads and public education and certainly keeping our budget as lean as humanly possible while meeting those goals,” he says.

Bosma says the April revenue forecast will play a large role in determining the viability of Pence’s tax cut.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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  • Jack_M_eoph

    Cut the taxes for the rich, the golden rain always trickles down to the rest of us.

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  • Mikeguru

    It is not enough, the Corporate Executives paid 90% in Stock taxed at 15% about 24% less than the rest of us taxed at Ordinary Income rates of 39%, but they want more and more tax burden shifted to the 99%.
    Corporate Executives like the Koch Brothers who sponsor Tax bills via ALEC across the Country are members of the 140,000 households who glean 24% of the GDP annually and pay taxes at 15% or less.
    The country needs to wake up that these people are only interested in Not Paying Taxes and passing the Tax Burden of the Country to the people who can least afford it. Their goal, of course, is to gut the Safety nets of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
    Amazing how people making less than $330,000 annually as taxable income, vote for these people. The Republican Party has been High Jacked by Corporations and Billionaires who are fleecing the Shrinking MIddle Class and Growing Poor.

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