Statements about Taxes

"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."

Says Ohio is one of just 17 states with an estate tax, and it has "the lowest threshold in the nation."

"Ben Franklin once quipped that only two things in life were certain: death and taxes. I think even he didn't envision that the tax man would visit on the day of your death."

The tax cut deal is giving "$700 billion to millionaires and billionaires."

"Ohio is losing over 700 family farms a year, some of them just to pay the inheritance tax."

"We are giving almost $2 billion of taxpayer money to the junk food and fast food industries every year to make the (childhood obesity) epidemic worse."

Says Sen. Sherrod Brown voted to keep "an extreme, job-killing Internal Revenue Service paperwork mandate."

"It is a commitment voters take very seriously: The only incumbent in Ohio to break his Pledge and vote for Ted Strickland's income tax hike was defeated soundly on Tuesday."

Says that the federal gas tax has not been raised since 1993.

"(Strickland) raised taxes last year to the tune of $840 million."

 "Never once did they (House Republicans) actually cut spending or reduce the state budget. Even when they cut taxes in 2005, they increased spending.  They never paid for their tax cuts."  

"Tom Ganley supports a 23 percent national sales tax that would raise taxes on the middle class while giving a huge tax break to millionaires like himself."

Says Lee Fisher "wanted a $1.1 billion tax increase which could have driven countless jobs out of state."

"Pepper ... kicked off a jock tax, imposing a levy on the sports and entertainment industry."

"You can’t raise taxes in Ohio. We are one of the highest taxed states in the country."

"When Pepper’s tax was finally voted down, Pepper laid off cops and closed jails and let criminals run free in the streets."

Under the new health care law, "if a landscaper wants to buy a new lawnmower, or a restaurant needs a new ice-maker, they have to report that to the feds."

"Jim Renacci cheated on his income taxes" and is a "deadbeat citizen."

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