2016 Election

Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?  

Mike Rothschild
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With the release of Donald Trump's tax plan, the economic policies of 2016 candidates and Republican tax cuts are starting to come into focus. And when it comes to the GOP, there's usually one common thread to Republican candidates - lowering taxes. Lots of tax cuts. Huge tax cuts. It's not a Republican tax plan without them! The unfortunate truth, however, is that a politician saying they want a GOP tax plan to lower taxes is much different than actually lowering taxes. 

But which Republican candidates would REALLY lower taxes, and which ones are just toting more GOP tax cuts as a way to win votes? Some candidates have spent their entire campaigns talking about how they'll lower taxes, get rid of loopholes, and simplify the tax codes. Rand Paul took things a step further, hauling out an AR-15 assault rifle and shooting the code - well, a paper version of it, anyway.

Would Paul follow up his firepower with actual tax cuts? Or is he just another politician saying stuff? Who will lower taxes? Here's your chance to vote up Paul and every other GOP 2016 candidate you think will actually lower taxes.
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Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #1 age 57
Ended campaign on February 10, 2016
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John Kasich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #2 age 67
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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
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Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #4 age 64
Ended campaign on February 1, 2016
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Lindsey Graham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #4 age 64
Ended campaign on December 21, 2015
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Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #6 age 66
Ended campaign on February 20, 2016
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Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #7 age 48
Ended campaign on March 15, 2016
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George Pataki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #9 age 74
Ended campaign on December 30, 2015
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Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #10 age 61
Ended campaign on February 3, 2016
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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #8 age 48
Ended campaign on November 17, 2015
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Jim Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #12 age 70
Ended campaign on February 12, 2016
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Carly Fiorina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #13 age 65
Ended campaign on February 10, 2016
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Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #13 age 56
Ended campaign on February 3, 2016
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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
age 49