Thursday, September 25, 2008

HRCC: Shively Supports $1 Billon Tax Increase

This information was forwarded by the House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC); feel free to send it on to friends and family as this is an important issue in the 2008 election.

In a recent political survey, politician Tom Shively openly suppported a plan to increase taxes on hard-working Missourians by over $1 Billion.

In 2006, the last time he weighed in on the subject, the estimated cost of the plan promoted by Missourians for Tax Justice was $960 million.

After explaining the plan, the question read, "Will you support a revision of our Individual Income Tax to make it more equitable and more productive." It references to a legislative package pushed forward by St. Louis liberals Sen. Joan Bray and Rep. Jeannette Mott-Oxford.

This isn't Shively's first nod towards more taxes at any cost. As a legislator, Shively voted against a plan to limit state spending. Shively also voted against barring judges from raising taxes without a vote of the people. He also opposed a phase out of the state's outdated franchise tax.

Because of his stances against business growth and for higher taxes, Shively received a 60% or failing grade from the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
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