Candidate Forum Fact Check #4: Chuck DeVore’s Flip-Flop on Taxes
May 25, 2010

THE TRUTH ABOUT…how Chuck DeVore supported taxes before he opposed them.

CLAIM:
Chuck DeVore has never voted for tax increases.

FACT:
While it may be true that Chuck DeVore did not vote for the 2009 state budget that raised taxes, as the Assembly’s Chief Republican Whip, he shilled for tax increases [1].

DeVore: Republicans Put Tax Hikes On The Table To Close California’s Budget Gap. “The Republican leadership decided that, as part of good-faith negotiations, we needed to put everything on the table, and that everything includes our reticence to raise what are already America’s highest tax rates in many categories.” (News Conference [1], KNBC, 1/25/08)

DeVore Called Sales Tax “The Cleanest Way To Go.” “Nolan: Let’s get back to the tax hikes. What are you considering? A state sales tax hike? A temporary tax hike? An income tax hike? DeVore: Exactly. A sales tax hike would be the cleanest way to go.” (News Conference [1], KNBC, 1/25/08)


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