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Bernie Slams Hillary’s Soda Tax: “This proposal clearly violates her pledge.”


Posted by John Kartch on Friday, April 22nd, 2016, 12:18 PM PERMALINK


Sanders: “The mechanism here is fairly regressive. And that is, it will be increasing taxes on low income and working people.”

Bernie Sanders called out Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s endorsement of a soda tax, noting the Clinton tax violates her pledge to the American people not to support any tax increase on Americans making less than $250,000 per year.

As reported by NBC News, Sanders said:

"Frankly, I am very surprised that Secretary Clinton would support this regressive tax after pledging not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. This proposal clearly violates her pledge," he said.

In a separate comment reported by The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross, Sanders said:

“The mechanism here is fairly regressive. And that is, it will be increasing taxes on low income and working people.”

Despite making a pledge to the American people that she will not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000 Clinton said Wednesday that she is “very supportive” of a soda tax.

Clinton was speaking in Philadelphia and offered her tax hike endorsement out of the blue. She said:

“I’m very supportive of the mayor’s proposal to tax soda to get universal preschool for kids. I mean, we need universal preschool, and if that’s a way to do it, that’s how we should do it.”

Clinton used preschool as an excuse for her soda tax endorsement, and the threat to soda and pop drinkers nationwide is clear: Clinton’s official campaign plan calls for universal preschool for the entire country.

The specific soda tax endorsed by Clinton is three cents per ounce of soda.

“Hillary said she would cheerfully support tax hikes on low and middle income American who drink soft drinks,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “What taxes on low income Americans would she really oppose? Any?”

Further details about this and other Hillary Clinton tax hike endorsements can be found at Americans for Tax Reform’s dedicated website, www.HighTaxHillary.com

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NYC PIZZA RAT

its like the herpes in Hillary's brain has infected her reason.


Hillary’s Soda Tax Endorsement Violates Middle Class Tax Pledge

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Posted by John Kartch on Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 2:14 PM PERMALINK


Clinton “very supportive” of soda tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite making a pledge to the American people that she will not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000 Hillary Clinton is “very supportive” of a soda tax.

“Hillary said she would cheerfully support tax hikes on low and middle income American who drink soft drinks,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “What taxes on low income Americans would she really oppose? Any?”

Clinton was speaking in Philadelphia on Wednesday when she said the following:

“I’m very supportive of the mayor’s proposal to tax soda to get universal preschool for kids. I mean, we need universal preschool, and if that’s a way to do it, that’s how we should do it.”

Clinton used preschool as an excuse for her soda tax endorsement, and the threat to soda and pop drinkers nationwide is clear: Clinton’s official campaign plan calls for universal preschool for the entire country.

The specific soda tax endorsed by Clinton is three cents per ounce of soda.

Further details about this and other Hillary Clinton tax hike endorsements can be found at Americans for Tax Reform’s dedicated website, www.HighTaxHillary.com

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Vicky K

There is nothing about her that is Liberal. She is conservative. Liberals do not agree with taxes that are aimed at the middle class, poor, Veterans or Seniors. Bloomberg is a Republican. Republicans say they aren't for taxes, but if you look at it what they do is allow smaller taxes within states, cities and towns. In Indiana we are getting nickle and dime d with taxes and our state and our town is under super majority Republican leadership.

David Crosby

Hillary will be fodder in the general election because of her support of extreme liberal policies. This is not an election year to be pushing taxes, gun control, and the other tripe she is selling. Americans want government reform, not more government pushed down their throats.

James Neis

When the Germans invaded France, the first thing they did was to confiscate all guns under penalty of death. Here we go.


$1,000 Gun Tax Pushed as “Role Model” for States

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Posted by John Kartch on Monday, April 18th, 2016, 12:51 PM PERMALINK


Steep gun tax concept endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993 beginning to take hold

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A $1,000 per gun tax should serve as a “role model” for states, according to the governor of the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, which imposed the $1,000 gun tax earlier this month. An idea first endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993, steep gun taxes have now taken hold in Cook County, Ill. the city of Seattle, and now a U.S. territory.

As reported by the Saipan Tribune:

The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres defended the CNMI’s new gun control laws on Friday as a law that could be “a role model” for other U.S. states and jurisdictions facing seemingly uncontrolled and continued gun violence.

The administration was responding to queries regarding its position on recent reports that the a legal challenge to the new law, Public law 19-42, was likely, particularly over a provision that assesses a $1,000 excise tax on pistols.

The threat of such a tax serving as a role model for other politicians to impose is not an idle one. Consider the following:

Seattle Gun and Ammunition Tax: On Jan. 1, 2016, Seattle’s $25 per gun tax took effect, as did a two cent to five cent tax per round of ammunition. The new taxes have already forced at least one major gun dealer to leave the city.

Cook County, Ill. Gun and Ammunition Tax: On June 1, 2016, Cook County’s new ammunition tax takes effect, at a rate of one cent to five cents per round of ammunition. The ammo tax comes on top of the existing gun tax regime of $25 per gun.

Hillary Clinton’s 25% Gun Tax Endorsement: In passionate testimony to the Senate Finance Committee in 1993, Hillary Clinton gave her strong personal endorsement to a new national 25% sales tax on guns and endorsed a steep increase in the gun dealer fee, to $2,500. "I am speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that,” said Clinton at the conclusion of her endorsement.

“The Left is now seeking to tax guns out of existence,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “The Second Amendment makes it difficult to legally ban guns, but Hillary has led the way to explaining you can achieve the same thing with high taxes.”

In newly released footage from Americans for Tax Reform, Clinton is shown nodding enthusiastically as she endorsed the 25% gun tax and as legal gun dealers were described as “purveyors of violence.”

Further details are available at ATR’s dedicated website, www.HighTaxHillary.com

 

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Grover

It just makes it harder for the poor to defend themselves. Democrats hate the poor.

Sanchez

This would be unconstitutional as it infringes on the 2nd.

Grover

Feminists don't love women. They just hate men.


Newly Released Footage Shows Hillary’s 25% Gun Tax Endorsement

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Posted by John Kartch on Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 5:55 AM PERMALINK


In 1993 Senate testimony Hillary Clinton endorsed a new national 25% retail sales tax on guns. Newly released footage shows her nodding vociferously as gun owners and dealers are described as “purveyors of violence”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In passionate Senate testimony on Sept. 30, 1993, Hillary Clinton endorsed a new national 25% retail sales tax on guns. Today, Americans for Tax Reform has released newly discovered footage of Clinton’s visceral facial expressions which shows her nodding fiercely as she endorses the gun tax and as gun owners and dealers are described as “purveyors of violence.”

Clinton concluded her gun tax endorsement by saying, "I am speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that."

The newly released footage is available here and at ATR’s www.HighTaxHillary.com

 

"Hillary has made it perfectly clear to the millions of gun owners in the United States: she doesn't like us, she doesn't trust us and she wants us to go away," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “The Second Amendment makes it difficult to legally ban guns, but Hillary has led the way to explaining you can achieve the same thing with high taxes.”

In advance of Tuesday’s New York primary, Clinton is relentlessly attacking Bernie Sanders for his 1990s gun votes, bragging that she is to the left of Sanders on gun control. She has yet to face any recent media questioning of her gun tax endorsement, which was reported at the time by the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, and NBC News.

As reported by the AP on Oct. 1, 1993:

Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., picked up Mrs. Clinton's support for his idea of slapping stiff taxes on ''purveyors of violence:'' a 25 percent sales tax on guns and $2,500 license fees for gun dealers.

''Speaking personally ... I'm all for that,'' said the first lady. But she stressed she was just speaking for herself.

''Well, let me say that there is no more important personal endorsement in the country today, and I thank you very much,'' said a pleased-as-punch Bradley.

Here’s the Washington Post on Oct. 1, 1993:

"I'm all for it," she declared in a response to a suggestion by Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) that the Congress should impose a 25 percent sales tax on handguns to "tax directly the purveyors of violence."

On Sept. 30, 1993, NBC Nightly News reported the incident as follows:

Others urge a hefty sales tax on guns, and much higher fees for gun dealers. Today, they got a powerful ally.

Ms. HILLARY CLINTON: I'm all for that. I just don't know what else we're going to do to try to figure out how to get some handle on this violence.

The Bill Clinton White House made it clear that Hillary's 25 percent gun tax endorsement was hers and hers alone, as shown by the Oct. 1, 1993 White House press briefing transcript:

Q: "Do you know if the President supports the First Lady's endorsement of an idea yesterday by Senator Bradley that there be a 25 percent tax on the sale of guns in America?"

WH Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers: "Well, as you know, she was expressing her opinion."

Clinton’s gun tax endorsement is an especially potent threat considering the recent imposition of gun taxes in Seattle and the U.S. territory of the Northern Marianas Islands.

Seattle’s $25 per gun sales tax – as well as a two to five cent tax per round of ammunition -- went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016 and has already forced one gun dealer out of the city. This week, the Northern Marianas enacted a $1,000 per gun tax.

“Hillary and the Left are now seeking to tax guns out of existence,” said Norquist.

Clinton and Sanders face off in a debate tonight hosted by CNN at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The state of New York is home to a proud history of gun manufacturing and according to a new report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms and ammunition industry employs 7,673 workers in the state.

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grunge_byte

Her and her commie hubbie have committed over 70 murders - guns, knives, cars, poison, you name it. In her case people kill people, not guns.

Frank Gugino

Hillary's plan to raise minimum wages will get her votes from the gullible new 18 year old voters,but it will kill the jobs for young first job seekers,along will many bussinesss!!

SNOWDIN

This TNUC will never be able to tax guns sold on the black market. If they tax Gun manufacturers, sellers and buyers out of existence, people will find other ways to obtain weapons without paying a tax. Even if it makes an honest citizen into a criminal. Where there is a will there is way.


Obama’s Final Budget Calls for $2.1 Trillion Tax Hike


Posted by John Kartch on Friday, March 25th, 2016, 2:21 PM PERMALINK


President Obama’s final budget calls for a $2.1 trillion tax increase on the American people, according to a newly released report from the Joint Committee on Taxation. The $2.1 trillion is the net tax increase amount for the years 2016 – 2026.

“The eight years of the Obama administration have been one long Seinfeld episode with absolutely no learning,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “He came in spending and taxing and he leaves with the threat of another $2 trillion in higher taxes.”

Among the dozens of tax increases is a $273 billion “oil fee” that the Obama administration admits will be paid by every American at the pump.

“As he departs, Obama once again breaks his campaign promise would not raise any form of taxes on the middle class," said Norquist. "His threatened gas tax will hit all Americans. As did seven of the taxes in Obamacare.”

 

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ScienceABC123

"Tax and spend" has the primary Democrat method of government for as long as I can remember. The only things Democrats have ever made significant spending cuts to are the military and the space program.

ractivist

There will never be a day in this world that those in power cease to over tax the serfs..... like any piece meal job, do ten, we now want twelve..... the difference is at this point in time the goal is to destroy America and it's people...... then resume the game of serfdom. Thank God it doesn't actually go there in the end, and the end is near my friends. God guns n grub, is a most relevant slogan today.


Hillary's 25% Gun Tax Threatens New Hampshire Jobs

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Posted by John Kartch on Thursday, February 4th, 2016, 5:12 PM PERMALINK


Hillary Clinton has yet to face questioning about her strong, personal endorsement of a 25 percent national sales tax on guns, a position she staked out in passionate Senate testimony in 1993. Clinton frequently criticizes Bernie Sanders for his 1993 vote against the Brady Bill yet fails to mention her advocacy for a steep new gun tax, which would be of no help to New Hampshire’s 6,000 firearms and ammunition jobs.

Clinton says there is a “big difference” between her and Sanders on the gun issue.

The background:

Clinton was asked by then-Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) if she supported the imposition of a new, 25 percent national sales tax on guns. Clinton emphatically endorsed the tax, stating: "I am all for that."

As reported by the Associated Press on Oct. 1, 1993:

Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., picked up Mrs. Clinton's support for his idea of slapping stiff taxes on ''purveyors of violence:'' a 25 percent sales tax on guns and $2,500 license fees for gun dealers.

''Speaking personally ... I'm all for that,'' said the first lady. But she stressed she was just speaking for herself.

''Well, let me say that there is no more important personal endorsement in the country today, and I thank you very much,'' said a pleased-as-punch Bradley.

After she publicly endorsed the 25 percent gun tax in congressional testimony, she made sure that everyone understood how important this was to her, saying: "I am speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that." 

Remarkably, although the hearing was broadcast on C-SPAN and Clinton's 25 percent gun tax endorsement was noted at the time by the AP, the Washington Post, the New York Times and others, a search of leading news databases reveals not a single media mention since 1993. 

On the day of the Finance Committee hearing, NBC Nightly News reported the 25 percent gun tax incident as follows:

NBC: "Others urge a hefty sales tax on guns, and much higher fees for gun dealers. Today, they got a powerful ally."

Clinton: "I'm all for that. I just don't know what else we're going to do to try to figure out how to get some handle on this violence."

NBC: "Hillary Clinton added that's only her personal opinion."

The Bill Clinton White House made it clear that Hillary's 25 percent gun tax endorsement was all hers, as shown by the Oct. 1, 1993 White House press briefing transcript:

Q: "Do you know if the President supports the First Lady's endorsement of an idea yesterday by Senator Bradley that there be a 25 percent tax on the sale of guns in America?"

WH Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers: "Well, as you know, she was expressing her opinion."

Hillary Clinton needs to be called out for her support of the tax and what it might mean to New Hampshire’s vital firearms and ammunition industry. As reported by New Hampshire Public Radio in 2013:

According to an industry-funded report, around 2,100 Granite Staters work in jobs directly related to firearms and ammunition. But when you add in suppliers and other jobs on the periphery, that number shoots up to about 6,000.

As New Hampshire Public Radio notes, these are well-paying jobs:

The wages for floor workers here can go up to about $25 an hour. In Sullivan County, where the median wage is about $13,000 dollars lower than the state as a whole, it’s hard to overestimate how important Sturm, Ruger is to the area. 

So let’s hear it, Hillary, how will your gun tax help New Hampshire’s economy?

VIDEO: Watch Hillary endorse a new 25% national gun tax

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ScienceABC123

These are the same people who once had poll taxes.


Hillary Admits She Would Not Veto Middle Class Tax Hike

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Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016, 4:27 AM PERMALINK


Hillary Clinton would not veto a middle class payroll tax increase if it reached her desk as President, she said Monday at an Iowa candidate forum. The admission is a stunning reversal of her repeatedly stated pledge not to raise taxes on any American making less than $250,000 per year.

Clinton made the middle-class tax promise in November and in the ensuing weeks has continually cited the pledge as she campaigned across the country.

But on Monday, during the Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum at Drake University in Des Moines, Clinton was pointedly asked if she would veto a payroll tax:

Moderator Alicia Menendez: “Democrats have introduced a plan that Senator Sanders supports that you’ve come out against because it is funded by a payroll tax. If that were to reach your desk as President, would you veto it in order to make good on your tax pledge?”

Hillary Clinton: “No. No.”

Clinton’s outright admission that she would break her middle class tax pledge follows a Dec. 6 remark that the pledge was a mere “goal.” The “goal” comment took place during an interview on ABC’s This Week hosted by George Stephanopoulos:

Stephanopoulos: “You are also saying no tax increases at all on anyone earning $250,000. Is that a rock solid read-my-lips promise?”

Clinton: “Well, it certainly is my goal. And I’ve laid it out in this campaign. And it’s something that President Obama promised. It’s something my husband certainly tried to achieve. Because I want Americans to know that I get it.”

The plan referenced in Monday’s forum is the FAMILY Act, which calls for a payroll tax increase on all Americans, levied on all wages up to $113,700.

Said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform: “Hillary is up front saying, ‘I’m going to lie my way into office.’”

Video of Hillary’s tax hike admission can be viewed here. The relevant portion begins at 1:47:00.

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pretoriadz

You mean bigger than it already looks (not that a woman's looks should have anything to do with their character - but then, she lacks a great deal of character).

jumpstart

OJ Simpson finally met his deserved destiny when will it finally happen to the Clintons?

jumpstart

Mean while her degenerate husband is begging for contributions to their fraudulent foundation.


Hillary: Raise Firearm Dealer Fee to $2,500

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Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016, 12:36 PM PERMALINK


With President Obama ordering Americans who sell just “one or two” guns to obtain a Federal Firearms License (FFL), Hillary Clinton’s strong support for a steep hike in the FFL takes on new importance.

Clinton is firmly on record in support of raising the gun dealer licensing fee to $2,500. The fee currently ranges from $30 to $200.

“Obama plans to require you to get a license to sell one gun,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Hillary has already announced that the price of a license should be $2,500. This will make it prohibitively expensive for individuals to sell their own guns.”

As she testified before the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee on Sept. 30, 1993, Clinton was asked by Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) if she supported the imposition of a new, 25 percent national sales tax on guns and a steep increase in dealer fees to $2,500. Clinton emphatically endorsed the hikes, stating: "I am all for that."

As reported by the Associated Press:

Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., picked up Mrs. Clinton's support for his idea of slapping stiff taxes on ''purveyors of violence:'' a 25 percent sales tax on guns and $2,500 license fees for gun dealers.

''Speaking personally ... I'm all for that,'' said the first lady. But she stressed she was just speaking for herself.

''Well, let me say that there is no more important personal endorsement in the country today, and I thank you very much,'' said a pleased-as-punch Bradley.

After she publically endorsed the hikes in congressional testimony, she made sure that everyone understood how important this was to her, saying: "I am speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that." 

NBC Nightly News reported Clinton’s endorsement as follows:

NBC: "Others urge a hefty sales tax on guns, and much higher fees for gun dealers. Today, they got a powerful ally."

Clinton: "I'm all for that. I just don't know what else we're going to do to try to figure out how to get some handle on this violence."

Said Norquist: “Under the Obama-Clinton model, the cost of selling your best friend a $400 shotgun will be $2,900.”

Americans for Tax Reform is tracking all of Hillary’s tax hike proposals at HighTaxHillary.com

 

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Hillary Already Planning to Break Her Middle Class Tax Pledge

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Posted by John Kartch on Monday, December 7th, 2015, 12:15 PM PERMALINK


In recent weeks Hillary Clinton has been touting her pledge to not raise taxes on any American making less than $250,000. But she is already laying the groundwork to break that pledge, just like President Obama did with his own $250,000 pledge.

During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Hillary reduced the pledge to a mere “goal.” Here’s the key exchange with host George Stephanopoulos:

Stephanopoulos: “You are also saying no tax increases at all on anyone earning $250,000. Is that a rock solid read-my-lips promise?”

Clinton: “Well, it certainly is my goal. And I’ve laid it out in this campaign. And it’s something that President Obama promised. It’s something my husband certainly tried to achieve. Because I want Americans to know that I get it.”

“She’s up front saying ‘I’m going to lie my way into office,’” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

In addition to reducing the pledge to a “goal” Clinton referenced two presidents – Obama and Clinton – who raised taxes on the very people they promised to spare.

As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama made the same promise. Speaking in Dover, New Hampshire on Sept. 12, 2008, Obama said:

“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family makingless than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” [Video]

In an address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 24, 2009, President Obama restated the promise in forceful terms:

“If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.” [Transcript] [Video]

But Obama broke that promise. He signed into law eight tax increases that directly hit Americans making less than $250,000 per year. There are seven tax increases in Obamacare that are in violation of his pledge, such as the individual mandate non-compliance tax; an income tax hike on those with high medical bills; tax hikes on flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts; and even a 10 percent “indoor tanning tax.” Combined, these tax increases target tens of millions of Americans.

Obama first broke his pledge on the sixteenth day of his presidency, when he raised taxes on cigarettes. At the time, the median income of smokers was less than $40,000. The Associated Press rightly called out Obama for the broken promise in a national piece titled “Promises, Promises: Obama Tax Pledge Up in Smoke.”

Hillary’s husband Bill raised the gas tax, steeply increasing the tax burden on millions of middle income Americans.

“Hillary just told us that her pledge is really just a tactic to try and win the election, not a principle with which to govern,” said Grover Norquist.

[See Also: Hillary on New 25% National Gun Tax: “I am all for that.”]

 

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Biden Flashback: Tax Hikes Are “Patriotic”

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Posted by John Kartch on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, 11:22 AM PERMALINK


As Vice President Biden nears a decision on the presidential race, Americans are reminded of his worldview on taxes: Tax increases are “patriotic.”

As reported by the Associated Press on Sept. 18, 2008 (“Biden calls paying higher taxes a patriotic act”) then-candidate Biden, pushing for an income tax increase, said:

“It’s time to be patriotic. Time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.”

Samuel Johnson famously observed that appeals to false patriotism are “the last refuge of a scoundrel.”

“Times change,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Biden has announced that an appeal to false patriotism is the last refuge of big spending politicians. Politicians like Biden have 100 reasons to raise your taxes to pay off their special interests, and patriotism is a particularly self-serving one. Patriotism would be stopping this cycle of corruption.”

Footage of Biden’s remark can be viewed here.

If Biden enters the race, he’ll be competing with Hillary Clinton for the role of Biggest Tax Hiker. Hillary’s many calls for tax hikes are documented at HighTaxHillary.com, compiled by Americans for Tax Reform.

 

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