CAGW Releases Tax and Spending Scores for Pence, Kaine
CAGW pulled scores from its Congressional Ratings to let taxpayers know how the vice presidential candidates have voted on key tax and spending measures.
Gov. Mike Pence (R) of Indiana served in the House of Representatives from 2001-2013, and during that time earned a lifetime CAGW rating of 94 percent. In 2009, then Rep. Pence was one of only seven representatives who earned a 100% rating, making him a Taxpayer Super Hero.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has served in the U.S. Senate since 2013, and holds a lifetime CAGW rating of 7 percent – even worse than Secretary Clinton’s lifetime score of 8 percent – making him one of the Senate’s most “hostile” members toward taxpayers. In 2014, Sen. Kaine earned a dismal 0 percent rating.
President Obama Vetoed Bill to Rein in Expense Accounts of Former Presidents
CAGW was instrumental in winning passage of this measure which would have capped the yearly allowance for travel, staff, and office costs that have become a standard part of life after the Oval Office. For former presidents who make money through books, speaking fees, and other ventures, the allowance would have been reduced by $1 for every dollar in outside income above $400,000.
These new restrictions would have applied to President Obama when he leaves the White House in 2017.
CAGW will keep up the fight to curb taxpayer-funded presidential perks!
(You may remember that BRWC had a speaker from this organization several years ago.)