Falsely accuses Sali of breaking a pledge Grant won’t even sign
Washington, DC-What if we told stories, but left out some of the details? We’d probably miss the point and end up rooting for the enemy instead of the friend. That’s exactly what’s happened in Idaho’s 1st Congressional district. Larry Grant (D) accused Bill Sali (R) of breaking a pledge not to raise taxes, but he left out some important details.
The truth is the tax “increase” Larry Grant accuses Sali of voting for, was included in a bill that decreased taxes for all Idaho taxpayers. The truth is Bill Sali didn’t break his pledge. The truth is Larry Grant hasn’t made this commitment to the taxpayer.
“Bill Sali supported lowering taxes overall and now Idaho taxpayers pay fewer taxes. Sali signed a pledge that he wouldn’t raise taxes and he didn’t,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. “Why won’t Larry Grant do the same thing?”
Americans for Tax Reform offers every candidate a chance to sign a pledge to taxpayers making them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing. More than 1,200 state officeholders, from state representative to governor, have signed the Pledge. Statehouse tax-and-spend interests have to contend with Pledge signers in every state. Bill Sali has signed the pledge. Larry Grant has not.
“Larry Grant has so far refused to sign the pledge. Will he step up to the plate for Idaho taxpayers or will he falsely accuse others of striking out?” Norquist challenged. “Idaho needs to know Larry. Will you be a friend or enemy of taxpayers?”