CFG Action Tennessee Launches Ad Exposing the “Fincher that Taxed Christmas”

Rachael Slobodien - December 18th, 2017

Today, CFG Action Tennessee unveiled a new digital ad, the “Fincher that Taxed Christmas,” targeting Stephen Fincher and his liberal voting record.  The ad will run statewide in Tennessee for the duration of this week.

To watch the CFG Action Tennessee’s digital ad, entitled the “Fincher that Taxed Christmas,” click here.

The text of the ad can be viewed below.

The Christmas Tree!
The symbol of the Season!
The target of the taxman?
Yes, boys and girls, in 2013 President Obama proposed a tax on Christmas trees.
And do you know who backed the Obama Christmas tree tax?
Congressman Stephen Fincher, that’s who.
True!  Your old Congressman is . . . the Fincher Who Taxed Christmas.

Tell Stephen Fincher higher taxes are naughty, not nice.


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Key Vote Alert – “YES” on Conference Report to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1)

Mr. Andrew Roth - December 18th, 2017


“YES” on the Conference Report to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1)

The Club for Growth supports the conference report to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1) and we urge all members of Congress to vote YES on it.  A vote is expected in the next few days.  The vote will be included in the Club’s 2017 congressional scorecard.

This bill is not perfect, but it’s still very pro-growth.  Some of the more pro-growth elements of the bill include lowering the corporate tax rate down to 21%, a new 20% deduction for pass-through businesses, doubling the Death Tax exemption, and moving to an international territorial tax system.  The bill also modestly lowers individual tax rates and doubles the standard deduction.

The Club for Growth urges immediate passage of HR 1.  Congress should also begin work on another pro-growth tax bill for next year that addresses other parts of the tax code left untouched by this proposal.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

Club for Growth PAC Endorses Chip Roy for Congress

Rachael Slobodien - December 14th, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth PAC announced its endorsement of Chip Roy for the U.S. House of Representatives.  Chip Roy is running for the open seat currently held by Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21), who is retiring from office.

“Club for Growth PAC is excited to announce our endorsement of Chip Roy for Congress,” stated Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh.  “Cut from the same cloth as Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, Chip is exactly the type of fiscal conservative Congress needs.”

“He has dedicated his career to upholding the law and constitutional principles of limited government.  From his time fighting in the trenches to repeal Obamacare and cut federal spending, there’s no question about where Chip stands on the issues.

While the Republican primary field may be a crowded one, there’s only one true conservative in this race – and that’s Chip Roy.  Club for Growth PAC is all-in and looks forward to all the great conservative policies Chip will champion when he comes to serve Texas in Congress in 2019.”


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Club for Growth on Sen. Rounds’ Opposition to Trump Nominee Scott Garrett

Rachael Slobodien - December 13th, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement after reports that Senator Mike Rounds intends to vote against Scott Garrett, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Ex-Im Bank:

“South Dakotans deserve better than a politician who opposes President Trump and his nominees,” explained Club for Growth President David McIntosh.

“Sen. Rounds is placing special interests and lobbyists above the interests of the American people by stating he will vote against Scott Garrett, President Trump’s nominee for the Ex-Im Bank.  A vote against Scott Garrett is a vote for business as usual in Washington.  Rounds’ opposition will serve to protect the swamp and its creatures rather drain it.”
“Additionally, as Club for Growth has stated before, no nominees for the Ex-Im Bank should be confirmed unless Garrett is confirmed.”


Club for Growth Sends Letter to Tax Conferees

Rachael Slobodien - December 07th, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell, House Speaker Ryan, and members of the tax conference committee.  An excerpt of the letter is below.  The letter can be read in its entirety here.


“As conference discussions begin, Club for Growth wants to ensure that the most significant pro-growth provisions in the House and Senate legislation are preserved and not lost in an effort to appease special interests pleading to retain their particular tax benefit.  In other words, we want to make sure that what comes out of the conference committee is more pro-growth and not less than what went into it. 


Club for Growth urges the conferees not to increase any marginal tax rates.


  1. Stand firm and keep the corporate rate at 20 percent. 
  • We believe lowering the corporate rate to 20 percent is among the most pro-growth components in both versions of the legislation.  As the Tax Foundation has found, cutting the corporate rate from 35 percent to 20 percent will increase our nation’s GDP by 3.1 percent in the long run.  It will also increase the size of the U.S. economy by nearly 4 percent and result in 3 percent higher wages for American workers.


  1. Adopt at least the Senate’s top individual marginal tax rate and reject the House’s proposal.  Further reductions in the top individual rate would create even more economic growth. 
  • Lowering this rate benefits all Americans by spurring more investment and thereby creates economic growth and jobs throughout our country.  The Tax Foundation has found that lowering income tax rates by 10 percent – a similar reform to the Senate proposed rates – would further boost the economy by 1 percent. Additional reductions in income tax rates would provide even greater benefits to all Americans.


  1. Include the Senate’s repeal of the individual mandate.
  • This provision will allow over $300 billion in additional tax cuts, making the overall bill even more pro-growth.  This should not be a point of contention.  The Senate included the repeal of the Obamacare mandate in their version, and the House has repeatedly voted to repeal it in previous years.


Conference meetings inevitably require tradeoffs to rectify the differences between the legislative texts.  In making those tradeoffs, Club for Growth strongly urges conferees to stand strong and fight for the most pro-growth policies that benefit all Americans and not diminish them by giving in to class warfare or social engineering arguments.”