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19A candidates respond to tax plan

January 23, 2013

ST. PETER — The three candidates for the Minnesota House 19A special election weighted in on the tax reform proposals presented by Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday....

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Integrity

Jan-23-13 9:05 AM

I'm super skeptical when I see this tax item go up but it's "off-set" by a rebate here. Then, the next statement about the plan is to increase spending...so if my taxes (middle class) "overall aren't going to be affected", how are we going to pay for the NEEDED increased funding for the schools & local govt that he's proposing?? Be skeptical about our middle-class taxes, very skeptical.

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middleclassworker

Jan-23-13 2:04 AM

I'm not sold on many of the tax proposals, but I do think that it is time that we tax online purchases and digital downloads. Why is a CD taxed at Target, but a song on iTunes is not? Why is a Television taxed at Sears, but it is not from Amazon? Out of FAIRNESS to the companies that plant stores in our communities, employ our neighbors and pay property taxes that feeds our city's and school's budget, why wouldn't we tax online sales? It is only fair.

While I don't think the clothing tax would affect me very often, as I rarely purchase items of clothing over $100 (maybe a new winter coat every few years), I think it would be two difficult to track and report to make it worth it.

I would like to see tax breaks on products that are made in USA. Multiple states should do this.

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