McCain believes that the tax system is one that is fair and at its current state, stimulates wealth and a vibrant economy. McCain has openly defended his record saying repeatedly that he has never voted for, nor has he supported, a tax increase. But some critics point to his run for the Republican presidential nominee in 2000 when he criticized Bush's tax plan for giving too much money in tax relief to the wealthy as evidence that he is not as Republican on his tax policy as he leads people to believe. Also, he has not signed the no-tax-increase pledge that has been circulating the Republican field and has served for the litmus test on taxes for Republican candidates. He would make the Bush tax cuts permanent, but his focus on tax reform policy lies in cutting federal spending.
McCain's campaign Web site: Read more about McCain's views on government spending, lower taxes and economic prosperity.
YouTube Video: McCain refuse to make a "no-new-tax" pledge.
YouTube Video: McCain discusses why Bush tax cuts should be made permanent.
— Las Vegas Sun new media intern Jenna Kohler compiled this report.