2016 Election Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?  

Mike Rothschild
4.5k votes 972 voters 31.5k views 14 items

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 56 - Ended campaign on February 10, 2016

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190 227
John Kasich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #2 age 66

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313 425
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?

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103 138
Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #4 age 63 - Ended campaign on February 1, 2016

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119 161
Lindsey Graham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #4 age 63 - Ended campaign on December 21, 2015

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118 166
Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #6 age 65 - Ended campaign on February 20, 2016

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159 228
Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #7 age 47 - Ended campaign on March 15, 2016

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107 154
George Pataki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #9 age 73 - Ended campaign on December 30, 2015

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90 133
Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #10 age 60 - Ended campaign on February 3, 2016

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46 69
Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #8 age 47 - Ended campaign on November 17, 2015

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102 152
Jim Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #12 age 69 - Ended campaign on February 12, 2016

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121 182
Carly Fiorina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #13 age 64 - Ended campaign on February 10, 2016

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117 180
Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
voting closed at #13 age 55 - Ended campaign on February 3, 2016

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174 290
Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?
age 48