As governor, Hillary’s High-Tax-Tim tried to hike taxes by billions of dollars
If prospective Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine had his way, Virginia residents would be paying billions in higher taxes. As governor, Kaine sought to impose nearly $4 billion in higher taxes, including an income tax hike on families earning as little as $17,000 a year. He pushed for tax hikes on businesses and higher taxes on distilled spirits and cigarettes:
Income Tax Hike on Working Families: Kaine tried to Increase the bottom tax rate from 5.75% to 6.75%, directly affecting low income families earning as little as $17,000 annually.
Business Tax: Tax increase on businesses collecting sales tax bumping the state rate from 4% to 4.3%
Alcohol Tax: Kaine pushed a 2% markup on distilled spirits.
Cigarette Tax: Kaine pushed a 60-cents per pack cigarette tax increase.
Kaine’s record in support of tax hikes makes him attractive to Hillary, who has proposed a series of tax increases totaling at least $1 trillion over 10 years.
To learn more about Kaine and Clinton’s tax hike records, visit ATR’s dedicated website, HighTaxHillary.com