Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Holt Secures Endorsement of Taxpayers Association


After careful consideration of all the candidates for Lt. Governor, the Arkansas Taxpayers Rights Association (ATRA) has decided to endorse Senator Jim Holt for Lt. Governor. In a world of moderate-to-downright liberal Republicans who don’t know what the people of Arkansas want, Senator Holt stands alone as a conservative voice. Deception, at first, made some candidates appear better than they really are. Their proposals reveal their true agenda, whether or not they actually vote for these proposals.

Arkansas Taxpayer's Rights Association strongly encourages all 105,000 unheard voices who helped ATRA by signing a petition in 1998 or 2000 to vote for Senator Jim Holt. The enemies of the1st amendment now have to listen.
Senator Holt has put forth a plan, or initiative, to be introduced and voted on by the citizens of Arkansas to prevent any tax increases except those approved by THE PEOPLE. It is modeled after Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) which has been quite successful.

Senator Holt is sincere about keeping down government costs. He even voted against his own salary increases on three separate occasions. Now that’s leadership by example!

Arkansas ranks 4th nationwide in percentage of income paid in total taxes. In other words, Arkansans pays a larger portion of their income in all taxes than do 46 other states in the nation. It’s time to stop living beyond our means. It’s time for new leadership.

ATRA is asking Arkansans to carefully consider voting for Senator Jim Holt for Lt. Governor in the Republican Primary May 23. Early voting started May 8.

John A. Vest, State Co-Chairman
Arkansas Taxpayer's Rights Association (ATRA)
1314 Villa View Drive
Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761
Email: johnkay21@cox.net


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Matayo's family members can try to destroy this conservative organization too, since they have looked long and hard enough to see through the smokescreen and have realized that Holt is the better choice.

6:40 AM, May 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where does the 4th in the nation ranking come from?

The tax foundation recently place Arkansas 27th by tax burden:
"The burden is a measure of what a state and its local governments collect as a percentage of per capita income."
It reported Arkansas with a 10.3% tax from state and local governments.

At the 27th ranking we are below average.

8:21 AM, May 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps one measure is total tax burden and the other is as a percentage of income. 10.3 percent of our lower than average income means we are middle of the pack in terms of dollars collected, but near the top of the pack in terms of percentage of our income.

8:50 AM, May 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No the definition I quoted clearly says "The burden is a measure of what a state and its local governments collect as a percentage of per capita income."

It takes into account average income, that is what per capita means. Unless you somehow weight the average income against Arkansas, but that would be an innacurate estimation because it doesn't take into account relative buying power.

1:43 PM, May 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is the website where you can find that Ark is number 4 in total taxes as a percent of personal income per capita.

7:11 PM, May 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I checked out that site and this is what I found:
1) It is not total tax it is reflects only state taxes.
2) According to their percentages the average income in Arkansas for 2005 was $25,630, whereas the Tax Foundation quotes a higher average income of $29,999.
3) The Tax Foundation says this is 2006 information, I don't know if this means projected income for 2006 or if just means it uses 2005 data and the report came out in 2006.
4) The Tax foundation includes local taxes, which seem to be far lower than average in Arkansas -which means that their 10.3% (27th nationally)is higher numerically than the the site that said 9.2% (4th nationally), but it is much lower compared to other states.
5) The Tax Foundation also gives a yearly comparison for tax burdens, last year we were 26th nationally with a 10.4% tax burden.
6) The Tax Foundation seems to give a much better overall picture of how living in a particular state reflects percent of tax paid yearly.

8:17 PM, May 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Banks endorsement

Longtime Little Rock based political activist Glen Schwarz will formally announce as a Green Party candidate for the Arkansas District 2 U.S. Congressional seat currently held by Congressman Vic Snyder, at the Green Party State Meeting, being held at the Clinton Community Center, Saturday May 20, at 12noon.

"This is the northernmost frontier of my district," Schwarz commented. "Truly an appropriate locale and time. With me in the race there is an outside chance that Congressman Vic Snyder will be brought home for a term. Then either I or the Republican will be sent to Washington, whichever of us wins a plurality of the votes. So it is important that a decent Republican wins the primary vote next Tuesday. For this reason I'm voting in the Republican primary and endorsing Tom Formicola for the nomination. I also like Chuck Banks for Lt. Governor."

11:53 AM, May 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would hope that John Vest would endorse Holt since he is a member of Holt's campaign. What a shock.

1:38 PM, May 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NRA just endorsed Doug Matayo.

1:46 PM, May 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moore, why have you not posted a thread on here about the NRA endorsing Matayo? Afraid?

2:49 PM, May 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He hadn't posted anything, he was obviously out of town. The NRA "endorsement" has now been posted.

8:38 AM, May 19, 2006  
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