DCCC attacks Nunnelee

Alan Nunnelee: A Tax Record You Can’t Trust
Democrats raised serious questions about state Senator Alan Nunnelee’s ability to keep his word and keep taxes low given his long record of breaking his word and raising taxes. Although Nunnelee has signed the American’s for Tax Reform Pledge against raising taxes, Nunnelee has been criticized by the national Americans for Tax Reform for supporting tax increases and has also voted to increase taxes on gas sales and taxes on hospital beds. A bill Nunnelee sponsored would have increased income taxes by 35% over the last decade. [ATR Press Release, 5/12/09]

“Alan Nunnelee changes positions on taxes as quickly as most people change shirts,” said Jesse Ferguson, Southern Regional Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign committee. “He’s fought to raise income taxes and increase taxes on hospital beds for sick people, but as a candidate for Congress he’ll declare his opposition to tax increases and government spending. Mississippi families are struggling with tough economic times right now so the last thing they need is someone they can’t trust to stand up for them in Congress. The political winds might start blowing again and cause Alan Nunnelee to find another tax increase to support and a pledge to break.”