Phoenix – Auggie Bartning, candidate for Arizona State Senate in Legislative District twenty-four, released the following statement today regarding his opposition to prop 204.
“If passed, Prop 204 will implement a regressive tax that will place Arizona among the highest sales taxes in the United States. The people of Arizona cannot survive a tax increase. In these economic times, more taxes on the people of Arizona are not the answer. We must put the needs of Arizonans first rather than the wants of special interests.”
“I am a staunch supporter and advocate for improving public education in our state. We owe it to our children to address the problems within our education system. However, the idea that raising taxes will fix this problem is naïve. We must fix the problem from the inside out, not just increase taxes. Simply throwing more money into the system will not work, we have to fix what’s broken, not invest more tax dollars into a problematic system. Any legislator who does not believe he or she can adequately fund and reform education without raising taxes should not be seeking office.”
“If elected to represent Arizona’s twenty-fourth Legislative District, I will not raise taxes on the people of Arizona but I will work with both sides to find the best solution that mends the root problem of our educational system while disallowing the state to take more of Arizonans hard earned money.”
Auggie Bartning is a Republican running for Arizona State Senate in the twenty-fourth Legislative District. Visit his website at www.VoteAuggie.com.