Statements about Taxes
The health care law is "the largest tax [increase] in the history of our country"
Sixteen thousand new Internal Revenue Service agents will be "empowered to enforce" the new health care legislation.
The Americans for Tax Reform pledge "relates to new taxes that were going to be initiated by legislative action."
On opposing any and all efforts to increase taxes.
"Right now, we have the lowest gas tax of anywhere in the country."
"[O]ver 200,000 ordinary citizens were given the opportunity to identify projects they preferred."
The changes to Georgia’s tax and fee structure "is an overall tax cut."
"[R]emember, the president proposed eliminating charitable deductions for higher-income taxpayers."
"[E]xcise tax increases drive commerce across state lines."
Says his 9-9-9 tax reform plan is not "regressive."
Coca-Cola’s CEO "said he finds it easier to do work in China than in the United States."
The city of Atlanta has either the highest or second-highest average water bills in the country.
"[Eighty-five percent] of the funds collected in each county will be redistributed elsewhere -- not spent in the county in which it is collected."
Tax increases could "come into play" as a result of the debt ceiling deal.
If today's economy was rebounding at the rate of the "Reagan recovery," it would have created the equivalent of 25 million new jobs and raised federal revenue by $800 billion a year.
Says the Internal Revenue Service estimated it must hire "16,500 agents at a cost of $10 billion to the taxpayer" to enforce the federal health care overhaul.
"America's wealthiest 25 percent pay 86 percent of total income taxes. Wealthiest 5 percent pay 60 percent of total income taxes."
"When we lower tax rates, we generate more in revenues. That happened in '86 with the Reagan plan, happened in 2001, following the Bush plan."
The United States is "the only developed country in the world that has not cut its corporate tax rate."
Recommendations for a major tax overhaul for Georgia are an "overall tax hike."
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