Statements about Taxes
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."
Says Alex Sink "supported higher sales 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."
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