Earlier today, in an effort to distract Virginians from former Democrat National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine’s job-killing record, Majority PAC released a negative commercial that attempted to smear George Allen’s pro-jobs record.
The reality is when Tim Kaine served as Governor he tried to raise taxes on hard working families with a $2 billion-a-year income tax increase. Additionally, Kaine proposed raising taxes on individuals who purchase car insurance.
“Given that Governor Tim Kaine tried to raise Virginians’ income taxes, is anyone surprised that his Super PAC is trying to smear George Allen’s successful, pro-jobs record?” asked National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “Virginians don’t need a tax-and-spend liberal like Chairman Kaine representing them in the Senate, instead they deserve a pro-jobs, pro-small business Senator who fight for families in the Commonwealth.”
Tim Kaine’s Tax-And-Spend Record
2009: “‘Kaine Will Definitely Not Be Remembered For His Legislative Successes Because They’re Few And Far Between,’ Said Larry J. Sabato, A University Of Virginia Political Scientist.” (Ian Urbina, “Virginia Rejects Bill On Private Gun Sales,” The New York Times, 2/5/09)
“Gov. Tim Kaine Wants [To] Eliminate Virginia’s $950 Million Annual Car Tax Reimbursement Payment And Exchange The Tax On Personal Vehicles For A 1 Percent Income Tax Surcharge.” (Sarah Krouse, “Gov. Kaine Calls For End Of Car Tax, New Income Tax Surcharge,” Washington Business Journal, 12/18/09)
- The Tax Increase Under Kaine’s Budget Proposal Would Be A $2 Billion-A-Year Income Tax Increase. “Virginia’s hated local car tax would be replaced with a $2 billion-a-year income tax increase under the new budget Gov. Timothy M. Kaine presented Friday.” (Bob Lewis and Dena Potter, “Va. Gov: End Car Tax, Raise Income Tax 1 Percent,” The Associated Press, 12/18/09)
“His [Kaine’s] Proposal Would Allow Local Governments To Phase Out The Car Tax And Phase In A 1 Percent Income Tax Increase Over Two Years.” (Anita Kumar and Rosalind s. Helderman, “Virginia Governor Proposes An Income Tax Increase,” The Washington Post, 12/19/09)
- The Income Tax Change Would Have Resulted In A Tax Rate Hike “For Those Earning More Than $17,000, 60 Percent Of Taxpayers.” “The increase would mean a hike in the income tax rate from 5.75 percent to 6.75 percent for those earning more than $17,000, 60 percent of taxpayers.” (Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman, “Virginia Governor Proposes An Income Tax Increase,” The Washington Post, 12/19/09)