Giuliani talks taxes in New Hampshire Saturday
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani Saturday proposed a tax policy that he says would give taxpayers more control over their money.
Speaking in Manchester, New Hampshire, Giuliani vowed to make permanent President Bush's tax reductions and find ways to cut them further, eliminate marriage penalties and inheritance taxes, and provide tax incentives for people who purchase their own health insurance.
Citing his accomplishments as the mayor of New York City, Giuliani said his tax cuts in the city, although they were against conventional wisdom at the time, helped stimulate the economy, attract business and slash unemployment.
Giuliani charged that Democrats are pushing for larger government and greater control of more taxpayer money.
"I have a different theory," he said. "We have to give things back to you for the common good."
"We have to make sure none of these people are elected," said Giuliani, "because if they are, we're going to see the greatest tax increase in the history of this country."
Giuliani said those tax increases could amount to $3 trillion.
- CNN Political Desk Editor Mark Norman