Three Reasons Why We Ask Candidates to Sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Reason #1: "Read My Lips."
Reason #2: "Your Taxes Won't Increase by a Dime."
Reason #3: "The Democratic caucus is fiscally conservative and does not plan any major tax increases." Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL- Minneapolis, in a 2006 interview with the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.
Following her comments, Kelliher went on to vote in favor of increased income taxes, alcohol taxes and supported a surtax on certain interest income.
She voted to raise taxes by $6.6 billion, including a number of transportation taxes: a gas tax, sales tax, excise tax and car license tax.
Kelliher also supported the constitutional amendment which raised the sales tax in Minnesota.
More to come...