- Posted May 16, 2012 by
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Call for Business Tax Cut From Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate
John Gregg, the Democrat, hoping to take the governor's mansion this fall to replace outgoing Republican Governor Mitch Daniels, yesterday called for a cut in the tax rate for businesses. Gregg has already called for the elimination of the gasoline sales tax.
In a continuing move that seems to take the thunder from Republican positions on cutting taxes, Gregg is once more appealing to the majority in the very conservative Hoosier State. Traditionally Indiana Democrats tend to be fiscally conservative and moderate to left leaning on some social issues.
Gregg is facing off in the fall against Congressman Mike Pence. Pence is a favorite of the Tea Party and considered very socially conservative. Pence had nothing to say at this time about Gregg's call to cut the corporate income tax rate.
Gregg was Indiana General Assembly Speaker of the House under Governor Evan Bayh, the moderate Democrat and one of the founders of the the group, No Labels. Bayh later served as Senator from Indiana.
From the Cornfield, the race for governor is shaping up as one in which both Democrats and Republicans try to try to prove who is more conservative and ready to deal with economic issues in the state over the next 4 years.