May 3, 2019/Media, Press

Texas Democrats on Republican Sales Tax Increase

Austin, TX — Moments ago, the so-called “big three” — Abbott, Patrick, and Bonnen reiterated their unequivocal support for a dangerous sales tax increase that would be a hit to the wallet for every Texan.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Despite the dire consequences and bipartisan pushback against this dangerous measure, Republican Party leaders decided to double down on their plan to increase the sales tax by a whopping 16%.

“Raising the sales tax remains dead wrong. Seniors living on fixed incomes, families already struggling to buy clothes for their growing children, and college students working multiple jobs cannot afford yet another tax hike from Texas Republicans.

“Texas Democrats know the best ways to lower taxes for Texas families and small businesses is to increase the homestead exemption, increase the state’s share of public education, close corporate loopholes, and make billionaires pay their fair share. That’s how we create a thriving middle-class economy.

“Democrats will continue to fight tooth and nail against this latest Republican attempt to raise the sales tax. Texans deserve real relief, not a tax scam that will raise taxes and line up the pockets of the wealthy few at the expense of hardworking Texans.”