Statements about Taxes

Americans spend "6.1 billion hours a year" on tax preparation.

"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."

Says the Koch brothers want to "protect tax cuts for companies that ship our jobs overseas."

Charlie Crist "raised taxes in 2009 and won't rule out raising taxes again."

A poll taken "a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" for the Act 10 collective bargaining law.

Says the estate tax is a threat to family farms.

"Glenn Hegar promised to eliminate the property tax."

Under Mary Burke’s leadership, Commerce Department business-incentive programs had "major shortcomings" and "40 percent of jobs...didn’t materialize."

If the legislature refuses to expand Medicaid, "27 states are going to get our money – Virginia taxpayer money – into their states to provide health care for their citizens, paid for by us."

Florida's revenue "is growing at a faster rate than almost any state in the country."

The Greenlight Pinellas transportation plan involves a "300% tax increase."

A "real result" of his term is Georgia having "the lowest taxes per capita of any state."

Dan Patrick "called for increasing the gas tax and the state sales tax."

Says Mary Burke's "2007-'09 state budget had a tax hike of $1.8 billion -- costing every man, woman and child in the state an extra $310."  

Using a surcharge on the cigarette tax to help pay for a new downtown sports arena "is not feasible under state law."

"Once our Blueprint for Prosperity is signed into law, we will have delivered $2 billion" in tax relief.

With his proposal to cut income and property taxes, Scott Walker is "increasing the state deficit at a time when borrowing is already at record levels."  

When it comes to transportation funds, Georgians spend more in taxes and on red tape than they get back from the federal government.

"Travis County now has the highest urban county tax rate in Texas."

Says Alex Sink supported "higher property taxes."

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