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Jay Williams on Tax Reform

 

 


A call for rationality: Tax is NOT a dirty word

Williams has a history of supporting higher taxes and has said Americans aren't taxed enough. "Look at yourself. If you have property, ask for your property taxes to be raised. If you have income, lobby for a state income tax. If you buy lots of things, go for sales tax," he said during a presentation called "Tax is NOT a dirty word: A call for rationality" in Yankton in 2011.

That pro-tax stance and a lack of name recognition could be problematic for Williams, said the chairwoman for the South Dakota Republican Party. "Jay Williams isn't known to many South Dakotans today but as they learn about his passionate support for increased income, property and sales taxes on the rich and poor, young and old, I believe the choice for U.S. Senate will become very clear," she said in a statement. "We don't need to send someone to the U.S. Senate who would be another vote for the Obama-Clinton-Sanders agenda."

Source: Argus Leader on 2016 South Dakota Senate race , Feb 18, 2016

Pushed for $1.4M property tax to fund school operations

During his time on the school board, Williams backed a two-year, $1.4 million opt-out from the property tax levy to fund school operations. The opt-out was struck down by voters in February 2012. Williams has a history of supporting higher taxes and has said Americans aren't taxed enough.
Source: Argus Leader on 2016 South Dakota Senate race , Feb 18, 2016

Supports increasing income tax rates.

Williams supports the CC survey question on income taxes

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Increase Federal Income Taxes or Income Tax Rates' The Christian Coalition notes, "You can help make sure that voters have the facts BEFORE they cast their votes. We have surveyed candidates in the most competitive congressional races on the issues that are important to conservatives."

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 16_CC11a on Nov 8, 2016

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