Statements about Taxes
Under Obamacare, Virginia taxpayers would have been "forced to pay for abortions" if the General Assembly had not recently intervened.
Paul Ryan’s budget "keeps the Obamacare taxes and spending cuts that paid for Obamacare, but then cuts all of the benefits."
The transportation package passed by the General Assembly would impose the "largest tax increase in Virginia’s history."
In Virginia "there has been a billion dollars in surplus over the last three years. The legislature has spent less than 1 percent of that on roads."
Except for Virginia, "the other 49 states keep raising their gas tax."
"One-third of the gasoline is purchased by out-of-state people" in Virginia
Says his plan to raise car registration to $56 would still leave Virginia with a fee that’s "equal to or lower than most states."
Says his transportation plan "would make Virginia the first state in the nation to eliminate the state tax on gasoline."
"The tax burden on Virginia families was lower under Tim Kaine than under George Allen."
"Tim Kaine announced he wants to raise taxes on everyone."
"When I left the Senate, we were on a trajectory towards a balanced budget."
Tim Kaine, as governor, proposed tax increases on people earning "as little as $17,000."
Ronald Reagan "raised taxes in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987."
Says he "cut taxes by more than $600 million" when he was governor.
"A cashier earning $20,000 per year pays the same (Virginia) income tax rate as a hedge fund manager earning $20 million per year."
George Allen cast "the deciding vote" for the 2003 Bush tax cuts.
The U.S. would gain revenue by cutting personal income tax rates in half and ending tax breaks.
George Allen's flat tax "plan would actually shrink revenues further than the Perry (flat tax) plan."
Says his proposed payroll tax cut "will mean an extra $1,500 in your pocket compared to if we do nothing."
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