A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Shocker: Sharron Angle Raised Taxes!

Sharron Angle (R-Club for Growth) is running for Congress this year claiming she's anti-tax. Thing is, not really. The woman who's best friend, the Club for Growth, aired attack ads accusing both of her opponents of being "tax spending liberals" (the Vegas Pundit has the videos) raised taxes herself! The Reno Gazette-Journal took a good look at the voting records of all three Republican candidates. Here's what they had on tax-raising Sharron Angle:

Senate Bill 477: Raised hotel room taxes in Washoe County by 3 percent with an additional 1 percent in Sparks to help finance the expansion of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and National Bowling Stadium.

Both [Angle and Gibbons] yes.

Assembly Bill 504: Allows Washoe County to impose taxes to adopt a plan to save open-space areas.

Both yes.

AB174: Allowed the Douglas County Commission to impose local sales tax of a quarter cent to pay for airport expansion, library and senior citizen services.

Both yes.

AB205: Allowed city of Sparks to levy additional tax of 2.5 percent on hotel and motel rooms to improve the Victorian Square area.

Both yes.

So, anti-tax Sharron voted to raise taxes or to allow others to do so a total of 4 (F-O-U-R!!!) times. Hey, how about running an honest campaign Sharron? Better not let the Club for Growth find out or the source of all your contributions might dry up.


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