Mike DeWine on Tax Reform
Former Republican Sr Senator (OH, 1995-2007)
Some ads had mistakes, but say Brown votes against tax cuts
DeWINE: When it came time to help the middle class with tax cuts, a tax cut that has taken five million Americans off the tax rolls, that has given the average Ohioan $2,000 per year, Sherrod Brown voted no time and time again.
BROWN: Mike, you know
better than that, too. His whole ad campaign is fabricated on making up stuff about taxes.
DeWINE: My ad campaign is based on votes that you cast. You just want to run from your record.
BROWN: Mike ran an ad of the World Trade Center on fire.
The problem is, he doctored the ad.
DeWINE: Have you ever denied the facts in that ad? I said there was a mistake made in the picture, but there was no mistake in the facts.
BROWN: He didn't fire the ad agency.
Q: Was there any factual mistake?
BROWN: Well, other than doctoring a photo?
Q: Well, you made that point.
BROWN: That's a pretty important point.
DeWINE: He won't answer the question. The facts are correct.
Source: 2006 Ohio Senate Debate on NBC Meet the Press
, Oct 1, 2006
Supports Trump tax cuts; exempt capital gains taxes
Q: Support President Trump's tax cuts? Ohio tax policy?
Richard Cordray (D): No. A "terrible deal" that helps the wealthy. No current plan to increase OH taxes, but shift some allocations.
Mike DeWine (R): Supports Trump tax cuts. No tax increases for OH. Exempt capital gains taxes for investment in economically distressed communities.
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Ohio Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
New tax credits to encourage home construction, ownership
I am proposing in my budget a series of tax changes and programs. For the first time ever, we will create both state "Low Income Housing Tax Credits" and "Single Family Housing Tax Credits" to stimulate the construction of more housing for families.
And, we will create an "Ohio Home Ownership Savings Account" program with Treasurer of State Sprague to allow Ohioans to save for down payments and other qualified housing expenses with reduced state tax consequences.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Ohio legislature
, Jan 31, 2023
Rated 69% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes.
DeWine scores 69% by NTU on tax-lowering policies
Every year National Taxpayers Union (NTU) rates U.S. Representatives and Senators on their actual votes—every vote that significantly affects taxes, spending, debt, and regulatory burdens on consumers and taxpayers. NTU assigned weights to the votes, reflecting the importance of each vote’s effect. NTU has no partisan axe to grind. All Members of Congress are treated the same regardless of political affiliation. Our only constituency is the overburdened American taxpayer. Grades are given impartially, based on the Taxpayer Score. The Taxpayer Score measures the strength of support for reducing spending and regulation and opposing higher taxes. In general, a higher score is better because it means a Member of Congress voted to lessen or limit the burden on taxpayers.
The Taxpayer Score can range between zero and 100. We do not expect anyone to score a 100, nor has any legislator ever scored a perfect 100 in the multi-year history of the comprehensive NTU scoring system. A high score does not mean that the Member of Congress was opposed to all spending or all programs. High-scoring Members have indicated that they would vote for many programs if the amount of spending were lower. A Member who wants to increase spending on some programs can achieve a high score if he or she votes for offsetting cuts in other programs. A zero score would indicate that the Member of Congress approved every spending proposal and opposed every pro-taxpayer reform.
Source: NTU website 03n-NTU on Dec 31, 2003
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