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Monday, May 12, 2014

Americans for Tax Reform compiled a list of all the state tax increases put into place under Democratic governors since 2011.

The group found that Democratic governors have enacted over $58 billion worth of tax increases while Republican governors have signed over $36 billion in tax cuts during the same time.


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ATR found that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed the most tax hikes. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was the second biggest tax hiker.


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Maybe it's just the subterranean denizens "prairie doggin'"

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-12 02:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

They grow a lot of cotton in that part of the state. Maybe he's just pokin' at the cotton?

#4 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-12 02:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

How have the tax cuts worked out? I know Kansas turned into an experimental RW paradise over the past few years. How is it going?

Did the study look at fees? tax cuts usually come with fee hikes.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-12 06:41 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

They only reported on 8 Dem governors.

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-12 06:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

"tax cuts usually come with fee hikes."

Correct, and Donner has a point there.

#9 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-05-12 07:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe dems are trying to pay the bills while republicans are still stretching the credit cards.

#10 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-05-12 09:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

The founder and president of ATR is Grover Norquist, a conservative tax activist.

Uh OH! let see what else

Involvement with Jack Abramoff

According to an investigative report from the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on the Jack Abramoff scandal, released in June 2006, ATR served as a "conduit" for funds that flowed from Abramoff's clients to finance surreptitiously grass-roots lobbying campaigns.[30] Records show that donations from the Choctaw and Kickapoo tribes to ATR were coordinated in part by Abramoff, and in some cases preceded meetings between the tribes and the White House

for those who do not remember the scandal

The Jack Abramoff Native American lobbying scandal is a United States political scandal relating to the work performed by political lobbyists Jack Abramoff, Ralph E. Reed, Jr., Grover Norquist and Michael Scanlon on Native American casino gambling interests for an estimated $85 million in fees. Abramoff and Scanlon grossly overbilled their clients, secretly splitting the multimillion-dollar profits. In one case, they were secretly orchestrating lobbying against their own clients in order to force them to pay for lobbying services.

In the course of the scheme, the lobbyists were accused of illegally giving gifts and making campaign donations to legislators in return for votes or support of legislation. Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) and two aides to Tom DeLay (R-TX) have been directly implicated; other politicians have various ties.

and there was so much more to the scandal, you can read it here


#11 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-05-13 04:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

What a putz.

#12 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-05-13 04:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

They only reported on 8 Dem governors.

#8 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER AT 2014-05-12 06:46 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Wow, an no mention of who the Repubs were. Can't look to see if their states are running in the red.

Good werk ATR. Hack piece.

What else would I expect?

#13 | Posted by 726 at 2014-05-13 07:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

Grover Norquist, a conservative tax activist.

And all around ----- nozzel.

#14 | Posted by 726 at 2014-05-13 07:49 AM | Reply | Flag:


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