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PolitiFact rules false on Marco Rubio's never raised taxes claim



"I have never voted for a tax increase," Rubio says on his campaign Web site. "While I generally support tax False cuts, I believe meaningful tax reform that simplifies our tax code, makes it easier to understand and is more fair to the taxpayer should be our ultimate goal."

...PolitiFact scoured Rubio's nine-year voting history as a member of the Florida House. We also looked through votes Rubio cast in his two years as a member of the West Miami City Commission.

As a city commissioner, Rubio voted twice to raise property taxes. And in the Florida House, while he pushed to cut property taxes collected by local governments, he also repeatedly voted to force school districts statewide to collect more property taxes, his record shows.

Full PolitiFact ruling here

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:07pm]


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