Statements about Taxes
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."
Says that under his tax plan, "no matter where you are in the stratosphere, you're going to be getting a tax cut."
Says "tanking" Rick Perry’s federal tax plan has "huge tax cuts for rich people and big tax hikes for everyone else."
Says "our taxes have doubled" with Rick Perry in office.
Rick Perry "has advocated abandoning Social Security, scuttling Medicaid and ending the federal income tax."
Says Texas is the only state that exempts jet fuel from its state motor fuels tax.
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