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Issue Position: Business and Tax Policy

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Today Mark owns his own business, manufacturing a world-renowned product. It is difficult to keep a business going in Idaho with the numerous taxes Idaho puts on private businesses. This is not the America that we grew up in. Today Idaho has the highest taxes in the Northwest: Idaho's tax burden is the 13th-highest in the nation. Idaho taxes milk, bread and baby food. Mark hears many stories of people losing jobs and homes. The financial climate is compared by economists to the Great Depression. Yet our elected lawmakers turn a
deaf ear to the citizens of Idaho. Legislators talk about phasing out the sales tax on food, but they claim that now is not the right time. But, Idahoans need a break NOW, before more families are broken by hard times.


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