Shepard supports national sales tax

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Republican U.S. House candidate Mark Shepard says he’d support a national sales tax or a flat-rate income tax.

Shepard says those would simplify the existing complex tax code.

And he says that would stimulate business growth and job creation.

Shepard called a news conference to denounce the influence that he says Washington politics is playing in this year’s U-S House race in Vermont.

He says he’d refuse political action committee contributions, although none has been offered yet.

Shepard’s chief Republican opponent, Martha Rainville, says he’s changed his tune from two years ago, when he accepted ten-thousand dollars from the state Republican Party for his state Senate race.

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