Statements about Taxes
Says the oil industry subsidies that President Barack Obama is attacking don’t exist
The Buffett Rule "will bring in less than $5 billion per year. ... Enough to pay one week’s interest on the national debt."
Sen. Sherrod Brown’s vote helped pass "Barack Obama’s job-killing health care law, which slapped small businesses throughout Ohio with a $500 billion tax increase."
"The top 1 percent (of income earners) paid 36.7 percent (of the taxes). ... The top 50 percent pay 97.7 percent."
Says Rep. Jim Renacci was "trying to leave town for the holidays without extending your payroll tax cut."
"The Social Security trust fund … is already facing imminent bankruptcy."
"We've got a personal tax system that's so complicated it costs Americans about $500 billion a year to comply with the current tax code."
Says Sen. Sherrod Brown "voted to block American energy production and increase energy taxes."
"We have the second highest corporate tax rate among our trading partners."
"Every day in the United States, we are losing 15 factories."
"Gov. Kasich and the Republican-dominated legislature have foregone the popular option of closing tax loopholes that amount to $7 billion annually in this state."
Says that in 2009 ExxonMobil "paid no federal income taxes, received a $156 million rebate."
Says that Wall Street hedge fund managers "pay a lower tax rate than does a sheet metal worker in Parma or a school teacher in Cleveland."
Says tax revenue was lower than expected in May and "that's basically a clear indication the governor's counselors are probably right -- that we are still not out of the woods yet."
"We’re the seventh highest taxed state in America. And that’s not just state, it’s local as well."
The Bush tax cuts "helped to create a substantial part of the deficit."
General Electric "hasn't really created any jobs in this country, doesn't pay any taxes, and they're making historic profits."
"There are corporations in this nation, some of the biggest corporations in this nation, who do not pay taxes."
Says Sen. Sherrod Brown admitted "that his $787 billion stimulus law failed" and "after specifically attacking Republicans for wanting to lower Americans' taxes, (he) now claims that his stimulus bill 'didn't do enough' to lower taxes."
Says Wendy’s founder "Dave Thomas left the state literally on his deathbed to avoid the estate tax."
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