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Ask Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) and Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Florida Open Debate for U.S. Senate right here on Monday, April 25, at 7:00 pm EDT. All questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online.
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Should companies hiding money overseas lose the right to do business in the US?

Corporations or individuals that use offshore tax shelters to avoid paying US taxes should be banned from doing business in the US. When they don't pay the poor & middle class do.

Submitted by: HonestJoe from TX
April 20, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Are you willing to increase increase tax on people whose income exceed $250,000?

The Current tax rates place a heavier burden on lower and middle classes. Current tax rates place no burden at all on the top income people in our country. They can still maintain 6 or 8 homes.

Submitted by: Somebody from MI
April 20, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
Submitted by: Political Taproot from CA
April 22, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

How will you ensure corporate and wealthy tax dollars come home?

While corporations and wealthy Americans hide their profits in off shore accounts they avoid their fair share of the cost of running our Country shifting it all upon the working class.

Submitted by: Mimbres Granny from NM
April 20, 2016, 12:15 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Do you support lifting the cap on Social Security?

The current SS Tax cap is a little above $106000. Removal of that cap would fund SS without draining monies from the general fund?

Submitted by: Will C. from FL
April 22, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What will you do to promote a true progressive income tax?

USA used to have this so those with more ability to pay do pay a progressively bigger share.

Submitted by: Phil H. from UT
April 21, 2016, 7:47 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Why have both of you failed to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy?

Since most members of Congress are millionaires, do we really expect them to raise taxes on themselves?

Submitted by: TrueDemocracyNow from IL
April 22, 2016, 1:59 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Do you support reinstituting estate taxes on large estates?

The increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of a few families undermines democracy and creates an aristocracy antithetical to the American Dream.

Submitted by: AJH from NY
April 19, 2016, 10:55 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you support an amendment requiring Congress be paid minimum wage?

So many people work their lives away for $7.25. It should be required that our Congress persons work for the wages for which they fight. They argue that the minimum wage is the living wage.

Submitted by: Sergio V. from FL
April 21, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Do you support reforming the broken tax code?

The tax code has so many loopholes favoring and helping big businesses avoid taxes almost completely and giving them huge tax breaks and rebates.
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Submitted by: Rileyrocks678 from VA
April 21, 2016, 9:52 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What can be done to execute routine audits of the Pentagon?

The Pentagon has avoided audits of its expenditures for decades.

Submitted by: awakenkicking from WA
April 19, 2016, 9:38 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you support the Tax Filing Simplification Act?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has proposed having the IRS fill out everyone's tax forms, to save time and money, and ensure everyone entitled to EITC benefits can receive them.
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Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
April 23, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
Submitted by: Kristen Zehner from WI
April 23, 2016, 10:14 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you support a Carbon Tax and other emissions taxes?

We could raise $1.2 Trillion over 10 years while combating global warming and helping our oceans recover from acidification.
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Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
April 23, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you work to reduce the deficit by increasing funding for the IRS?

This would allow more audits of business owners who are currently avoiding $180 billion in lawful taxes by under reporting their business income.

Submitted by: Patriot67
April 21, 2016, 7:23 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Will you support a law that can stop the borrowing from Social Security funds?

For too long, Social Security has been the government's piggy bank to borrow money from. These funds belong to the depositors and should never be endangered or subject to political policies.

Submitted by: JSF from WA
April 25, 2016, 4:49 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you support an increase in FICA payroll taxes?

The current FICA payroll tax maxes out at just a little over $100k. Those who earn more can afford to pay a little more. Would you support this increase?

Submitted by: williams from FL
April 18, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you remove the tax exempt status on religious institutions?

billions of dollars are lost annually due to religious institutions not being taxed as the business they are.

Submitted by: Rich from FL
April 21, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Should taxpayers continue to fund sports stadiums in the future?

There is no evidence that new stadiums benefit local economies, but the Marlins (for one example) will end up costing the public over $2 billion in taxpayer funds over the life of the bonds.
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Submitted by: Joe C. from MO
April 19, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

How to assure that all companies pay their fair share of taxes on business in US

Use of foreign corp. registrations and tax laws for business in USA avoiding taxes in the USA

Submitted by: fair game
April 24, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you battle with Scientology over its tax exempt status?it's not a religion

Watch HBO documentary titled Going Clear - Scientology: The Prison of Belief. This film is evidence that Scientology is a moneymaking machine disguised as a religion-dodging millions in taxes every yr

Submitted by: Ashley Wilkes from MN
April 21, 2016, 2:07 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

If the Citizens United ruling states that Corporations are people too.

Then why at a minimum are not pay the single high earner taxpayer rate? In a nutshell why do contributors to SuperPacs and politicians find themselves exempt from paying taxes as American citizens.

Submitted by: Political Taproot from CA
April 22, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Should able bodied childless adults be required to work receive food stamps?

Given the success of the program in Maine & Kansas that require able bodied, childless adults to work in order to receive food stamps, would you support a similar program in Florida?

Submitted by: nichos from FL
April 19, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

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