The National Taxpayer Protection Pledge:
I ,____________, pledge to the taxpayers of the _____ district of the State of _________ and to the American People that I will:
ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and
TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.
Grover Norquist asked the candidates via his YouTube submission if they would sign the pledge. Tancredo, Huckabee, Romney and Giuliani said yes. Thompson, McCain, and Ron Paul said they don't sign pledges and Americans should trust their records. Duncan Hunter said he wouldn't because he didn't want his hands tied in case of an economic emergency.