What is Bill Owens’ Definition Of A Tax Increase

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MARIA BARTIROMO: But-- on the tax issue, allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire would essentially be tax increase.

NANCY PELOSI: That wasn't a tax increase. It is-- it is-- eliminating a tax-- decrease that was there.” (CNBC TRANSCRIPT: CNBC'S MARIA BARTIROMO SITS DOWN WITH SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, TODAY, WEDNESDAY, 10/21/2009)

Bill Owens appears to have taken the same tact as Nancy Pelosi, falsely alleging that repealing a tax cut somehow doesn’t equate to a tax increase:

“‘Republicans Doug Hoffman and Dede Scozzafava have shown their dedication to the failed George Bush economic policies by promising to extend tax cuts for the very wealthy while middle class families in Upstate New York are struggling,’ said Jon Boughtin, Owens campaign spokesman” (Bill Owens for Congress, accessed 10/22/2009)


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Much like his good friend Nancy Pelosi, Bill Owens doesn’t seem quite sure how to define a tax increase. Pelosi’s most recent gaffe occurred during a CNBC interview last night, when she inaccurately claims that letting tax cuts expire will not amount to higher taxes. Since Bill Owens and Pelosi are, as usual, on the same page on this issue, Central and Northern New Yorkers deserve to know: What is Bill Owens’ definition of a tax increase?
By Nick Furry 5 years ago