GOP and Dem Leaders Agree: No New Taxes

Despite some differences on how to balance the budget for FY2011, House and Senate leaders, along with the governor, all seem to be in agreement that tax increases are out of the picture.

– Haley Barbour: “Raising taxes during an economic downturn slows recovery and puts an unfair burden on our taxpayers.”

– Phil Bryant: “We believe the worst thing we could do now is increase taxes on individuals and businesses.”

– Billy McCoy: “We would not entertain it (a tax increase).”

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