Statements about Taxes

"The majority of Austinites rent" the places they live.

"From the ‘Do As I Say Not As I Do’ department: federal employees owe $3.3 billion in back taxes."

Dan Patrick "got caught not paying his taxes" and "pocketed his employees’ payroll taxes."

Capital Metro originally said MetroRail's yearly operating costs would be "about $2.5 million. Last year ... it cost $13 million to operate."

"Glenn Hegar promised to eliminate the property tax."

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

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

Obama unilaterally announced he was delaying employer mandate "through a blog post by a mid-level bureaucrat at the Department of Treasury."

In altered photo, says Barack Obama wants "more of Texans’ private data" via health care.

"John Cornyn has voted to increase the debt, raise taxes, bail out Wall Street banks and fund Obamacare."

"I have cut taxes 63 times, including a 2006 property tax reduction that ranks as the largest in state history."

Wendy Davis is "threatening to raise taxes up to $35 billion."

Says two-thirds of groups targeted for IRS scrutiny were not conservative.

Says proponents of a bond package for the Austin school district say the district has the second-lowest bond tax rate "among the Central Texas area school districts."

Says opponents of proposed Austin school district bonds say the district’s "debt load doubles with these new bonds."

Says businesses pay roughly 60 percent of taxes in Texas.

Says rejecting federal aid to expand Medicaid in Texas will "send $9 billion in federal taxes paid by Texans to other states to insure their working poor."

Says real estate taxes were put in place to pay for Obamacare.

Says U.S. corporate tax rate is "highest in the world at 35 percent."

Says the Central Health district's tax rate is the "lowest among the largest counties in Texas, and it will continue to be the lowest" if voters approve a proposed tax increase.  

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