Response from Consultant Randy Thompson on Behalf of Patrick Rose Campaign (Excerpted)

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Subject: Rose TV
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 09:58:20 -0400
From: Randy Thompson
To: <wgselby@statesman.com>


Gardner,

 

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If you are still considering writing about the spot we discussed there are two additional pieces of information: 1) Isaac continues to state in public forums that he supports the elimination of all property taxes, without being specific on how to replace the revenue (we can supply tapes if necessary), and 2) In his unsuccessful attempt to respond to our advertisement he now says on his website, “A consumption-based model is just one of many potential options to reduce the tax burden on Texas families.”   So he clearly states a raise in sales tax is an option to reduce taxes.  Interesting argument, and in order to achieve this goal sales tax would have to go up to between 14 and 21%.

 

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Randy Thompson