|Romney Raised Taxes Big-Time in Massachusetts|
|by Tom McGregor||Sun, Oct 2, 2011, 05:45 am|
Even before Mitt Romney was elected governor of
The Worcester Telegraph reports that, “much of the business community in
Yet a few months after assuming office in 2003, he delivered an unfriendly package to the CEO crowd that was composed of a bill to dozens of financial firms for $110 million in new corporate taxes – and pledge of more to come.
According to the Worcester Telegraph, “for the next three years, the Romney administration scoured the tax code for more such tax loopholes, extracting hundreds of millions of corporate dollars to help close budget gaps in a state with a struggling economy. It was only after Romney was gearing up in 2005 for a possible White House bid that he backed away from some of his most aggressive tax enforcement proposals and intensifying complaints from local companies and conservative anti-tax groups in
The Council on State Taxation, which represents businesses, issued a scathing public statement of Romney in 2005, saying, “’the allegedly pro-business Romney’ for attempting to ‘firmly reclaim the dubious title of Taxachusetts.’”
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written by Austin , October 02, 2011
So instead of raising taxes on business Perry just raised them on homeowners (property taxes) and consumers (toll roads, license fee hikes, tuition hikes, vehicle registration hikes, sales tax hikes). And still the budget shortfall is at historic levels.
Is that some sort of victory?
written by Scott R. , October 02, 2011
Romney never raised taxes, ever. The taxes that he collected were already on the books but some companys were taking advantage of loop holes to avoid paying their fair share. Romney closed those loop holes. I'm a tea party member who supports Romney and i'd close the loop holes to.
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