Ranked by editors of HUMAN EVENTS.
10. Rep. John Linder (R.-Ga.)
Member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Lead sponsor of the “Fair Tax,” which would abolish the income tax, eliminate the IRS and create a consumption tax.
9. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R.-Tex.)
Emerging as the young conservative voice of fiscal conservatism. Serves as fiscal point man for the Republican Study Committee.
8. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R.-Colo.)
A true across-the-board conservative. Has one of the very best and most consistent voting records on tax issues in Congress.
7. Rep. Mike Pence (R.-Ind.)
Chairman of the Republican Study Committee. Has kept tax-cutting agenda in the forefront for House conservatives. Calls himself an “unregenerate supply-sider.”
6. Sen. John Sununu (R.-N.H.)
A consistent proponent of tax cuts and opponent of spending increases. Ran for office on the issue of Social Security reform and championed legislation for reform through personal retirement accounts.
5. Rep. John Shadegg (R.-Ariz.)
Consistently fights for all tax cuts and resists spending increases. Helped promote conservative messages on taxes and spending during run for majority leader.
4. Sen. Jon Kyl (R.-Ariz.)
Member of the Finance Committee where he regularly champions tax cuts. Sponsor of bills to make the Bush income, dividend and capital gains tax cuts permanent and to abolish the death tax.
3. Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.)
Sponsor of a bill to require the Congressional Budget Office to use dynamic scoring for proposed tax cuts and co-sponsor with Rep. Ron Paul of a constitutional amendment to repeal the 16th Amendment. Consistent proponent of tax cuts and opponent of spending increases.
2. Sen. Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.)
Sponsor of legislation (the 8.5% Tax Reform Plan) to abolish the income tax and replace it with a national sales tax and business tax.
1. Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Tex.)
Co-sponsor with Rep. Jeff Flake of a constitutional amendment to repeal the 16th Amendment and end income, gift and estate taxes. Regularly pushes for tax cuts. Sponsor of bills to allow tax credits for private school tuition, to permit tax deduction of college tuition and to stop all taxation of Social Security benefits. Opposes all unconstitutional spending programs.