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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Support for a statewide sales tax is an “obscenity,” “third rail,” and “unthinkable atrocity” in Montana, according to MTPR, but that didn’t stop Greg Gianforte from praising one as an “ideal solution” for Montana. In fact, Gianforte testified in support of legislation to impose a statewide sales tax in Montana, which would have conveniently slashed income taxes for millionaires like himself.
Aware of his glaring vulnerability, Gianforte hasn’t hesitated to lie about his atrocious statewide sales tax record. Just last month, Gianforte lied to a constituent, claiming, “I’ve never advocated for a sales tax.” But Montanans aren’t fooled – after all, Greg Gianforte believes that “the fairest tax is the one you pay, and I don’t.”
“Gianforte’s ‘ideal’ statewide sales tax would have raised taxes for working families, and cut taxes for millionaires like himself. No wonder he’s resorted to lying about his record,” said MDP Deputy Communications Director Matt Fidel. “This November, Greg Gianforte will join a statewide sales tax on the list of overwhelmingly unpopular proposals Montana voters have rejected – twice.”
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