Pants on Fire: Gianforte Lies About His Support for a Statewide Sales Tax – Again

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Pants on Fire: Gianforte Lies About His Support for a Statewide Sales Tax – Again
Gianforte Has Called a Statewide Sales Tax an “Ideal Solution”
 
Helena, MT – While hosting a taxpayer-funded tele-townhall, Congressman Gianforte was asked by a constituent about his previous support for a statewide sales tax in Montana. In response, Gianforte lied, claiming, “I’ve never advocated for a sales tax.”
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Greg Gianforte called a statewide sales tax an ideal solution, and has even testified on behalf of a bill to lower the income tax for millionaires like himself, while enacting a statewide sales tax on working Montanans to make up the difference. 

At the time, Gianforte knew how unpopular a statewide sales tax was in Montana – voters had already rejected it twice. But that didn’t stop Gianforte. After all, Greg Gianforte believes that “the fairest tax is the one you pay, and I don’t.”

“Instead of being up front with Montana voters about his support for a statewide sales tax, Greg Gianforte has decided to just lie to their faces,” said MDP Deputy Communications Director Matt Fidel. “Montanans don’t like sales taxes, but they dislike liars more. Greg Gianforte should be honest with Montanans – he thinks an ‘ideal solution’ is one where working families pay more taxes so he can pay fewer. Let’s see what Montana voters think about that this November.”

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