Statements about Taxes

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."

As state Commerce secretary, Mary Burke drafted, sponsored and promoted "budgets that raised taxes by billions, created high structural deficits and raided funds to finance huge spending hikes."

Says that as a U.S. senator, Scott Brown "delivered for Wall Street, saving big banks $19 billion in taxes."

Mark Warner voted for "nearly $1 trillion in new taxes and $7 trillion in new debt."

A bill backed by Sean Duffy and other House Republicans "could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims" who get an abortion.  

"We see a quarter-billion dollars in a pension fund that needs to be funded at $1.2 billion."

Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."  

Wisconsin is "not a high tax and fee state." When you look at "all the money state and local governments bring in" from residents, "we're more in the middle."

"We’re trailing every other state in the Midwest in terms of job creation since January of 2011."

Says Alex Sink supported "more taxes on water and TV."

"We have the lowest beer tax in the nation."

"With the tax controls we already put in place, property taxes on a typical home in December of 2014 will actually be lower than they were in December of 2010."

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