SACRAMENTO, CA – During a speech in Sacramento at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Foundation – California, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today discussed her opposition to new taxes and her commitment to bringing new leadership and fiscal discipline to Washington.
“Today, while Californians struggle in a devastating economic downturn with unemployment rates at a staggering 12.5 percent, Democrats like Barbara Boxer have forced through a massive government takeover of our health care system and are pushing for cap-and-trade legislation that will kill jobs and drive businesses overseas. It’s no wonder the people of this nation are calling for a Tax Day revolt,” Fiorina said to the crowd. “Whether we consider ourselves Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians, Tea Partiers or Independents, one party we can all join is the Had Enough Party. Enough of the massive government expansion. Enough taxation. Enough of a government that is out of touch and out of control.”
Nationwide, AFP boasts more than 1 million members in all 50 states working together to champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint. AFP California aims to build support among Californians for policies that advance limited government, lower taxes and free markets.
Fiorina continued, “It will take passion and determination from all of us, but I am sure that together we can take our government back and make it work for us again. And that starts with changing the people we send to Washington.”
On the day she announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate, Fiorina signed the Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising that, as a U.S. senator, she will not support any new or increased taxes on California’s families or enterprises. Instead, her priority will be to create jobs by growing the economy and reducing onerous government regulation. Fiorina also recently unveiled her economic growth plan, which is designed to spur the economy by lowering taxes, improving the ability of American businesses to fight for – and win – jobs and incentivizing innovation.