“Establishment favorite” Michael Roberson FLIP FLOPPED on the tax pledge he made to voters,and became the BIGGEST TAX HIKER in Nevada history.
In 2010, Michael Roberson campaigned on a promise to voters he would oppose “any and all efforts to increase taxes.” But after he was elected, Michael Roberson led the charge for $1.5 billion in new taxes – the largest tax increase in Nevada history. The Nevada legislature passed 29 tax increases, and Michael Roberson voted for every single one.
Roberson created a newly-styled gross receipts-based tax, called it the “Commerce Tax,” and jammed it through the legislature – just like the one voters rejected. Then he pushed through an increase in business license fees. And he wasn’t through. Those “temporary taxes” he claimed to oppose – the higher sales taxes and payroll taxes that were scheduled to expire because they hit middle class families hardest? Not only did Michael Roberson vote to extend them – Michael Roberson voted to make them PERMANENT, along with car registration taxes and a previous hike in that payroll tax that comes out of every paycheck. Tax Hike Mike still wasn’t finished. He pushed through a massive increase in the cigarette tax, up to a $1.80 per pack – a tax so high that now the Nevada legislature is effectively addicted to smoking, too.
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