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The Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC

Jobs are created by productive individuals who utilize a set of skills that are worthy of compensation. A government entity does not necessarily create jobs. It does however, redistribute the private wealth it acquires through taxation into public goods. The true value of many public goods is often embellished and rarely quantifiable.

I have followed Grover Norquist’s efforts to encourage elected officials to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The Pledge “asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to the American people to oppose all tax increases”.

I would sign this Pledge and so would many of my millennial counterparts. We know that a vigorous debate on the value of public goods is coming this election season. Like every other red-blooded American, I am looking forward to it.

Have a great July 4th!

Christopher Girdwood
The Republican Millennial

Photo credit Marta Girdwood

Republican Millennial

Republican Millennial

Christopher Girdwood was born and raised in Michigan and he spent a few years working inside the beltway. In June, 2011 he bought a car and drove out west with his wife. He works in economic development where he designs and fosters regional innovation strategies that support quality job creation. He is the Founder and Editor of

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