Statements about Taxes
"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.
Says "Austin has the lowest property tax rate by far of the five major cities in Texas."
Says there is an upcoming vote to preserve benefits of Texas homestead exemption for seniors and the disabled.
Says she balanced a $10 billion budget shortfall without raising taxes.
David Dewhurst has a "record of promoting an income tax."
Says the U.S. federal income tax rate was 0 percent until 1913.
Says Rick Perry cut taxes.
Says taking millionaires off food stamps and unemployment would save $20 million.
Says Mitt Romney raised business taxes 20 percent in Massachusetts.
"If Congress does not pass the renewal of the payroll tax cut before the end of the year, nearly 160 million working families will see their taxes go up by roughly $1,000."
President Obama plans to "impose a tax of at least 23 percent on the Medicare prescription drug benefit for low-income beneficiaries."
"Obama has (a) new Christmas tree tax."
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