Statements about Taxes
"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 opponents of proposed Austin school district bonds say the district’s "debt load doubles with these new bonds."
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 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.
Says the University of Texas can afford to build a medical school because it has a $7 billion endowment and its football program had a $50 million profit last year.
"I never supported" a state income tax for Texas.
Says Austin voters can approve seven bond propositions "without raising taxes."
Says the top 20 percent of income earners pay nearly 70 percent of all federal taxes.
Says Mitt Romney said at a January 2012 debate that under Paul Ryan’s tax plan, "I’d have paid no taxes in the last two years."
Says the "largest tax increase in American history is set to occur on January 1st unless President Obama and Congress can come to an agreement."
Says Donna Campbell is pushing a 35 percent sales tax extending to medicine, groceries and real estate.
"I've never supported a payroll tax."
Says Lee Leffingwell "raised property taxes 20 percent in three years."
Says since 2000, Austin’s "tax burden" rose more than 40 percent while family income rose more than 20 percent.
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