FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(PHOENIX, AZ) February 4, 2010 – Republican Gubernatorial candidate John Munger released the following statement:
“Ignoring the basic laws of economics, the Arizona Legislature has referred Governor Brewer’s sales tax increase to the May ballot in a misguided effort to solve our State’s fiscal problems. Fortunately, the voters will have a chance to stop this madness from becoming reality.”
“Raising taxes will kill thousands of jobs at a time when we need them most. Another tax increase will also help ensure that Arizona remains one of the least competitive places to do business. With real leadership, we could be using this crisis to reset our budgetary priorities, restart our economic engine and reduce the size of our government to one we can afford.”
For more information on John Munger’s recent budget proposal Leading Arizona, which includes various non-tax revenue enhancements and other specific budgetary alternatives, please visit www.johnmunger.com or click here.