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Dennis Daugaard on Tax Reform

 


Create jobs & expand tax base rather than raise taxes

Across the country, people are seeing first-hand what can happen through fiscal irresponsibility.

We are determined not to fall into the same trap that has ensnared our federal counterparts. We will not spend unless we have the money. If we can work together to create more jobs, we will expand our tax base. That way, South Dakota will be able to afford more of the things that we find important without raising taxes just as we are emerging from the national recession.

Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release "Archives" , Jul 29, 2011

No new taxes; no increases in existing taxes

A recession is not the time to raise taxes. I will not raise taxes as governor. I will not support any new taxes or any increases in existing taxes. I would only consider a tax increase in response to an emergency, such as the temporary gas tax increase to pay for snow removal after the blizzards of 1997.
Source: 2010 Gubernatorial campaign website daugaardforgovernor.com , Nov 2, 2010

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