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We’ve collected the best Raising Taxes Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Rahm Emanuel, John Cornyn, Jared Polis, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan. Use them as an inspiration.

I see city finances within the context of an economic strategy… We are going to solve our financial problems by growing the economy, and I have rejected some corners that have called for a slash-and-burn approach, and I’ve rejected others who have called for raising taxes and leaving government as is.
Raising taxes is the last thing we should do amid the weakest economic recovery since World War II. Unfortunately, even if we avoid the full ‘Taxmageddon’ scenario, President Obama‘s health care law also contains a new surtax on investment that will take effect in 2013.
It’s critical to show that we can meet our commitment to students with disabilities without raising taxes and without increasing the deficit. In the past, there’s been strong support for full funding and I’m still hearing that from many of my colleagues.
I am not for raising taxes in a recession, especially when it comes to job creators that we need so desperately to start creating jobs again.
Look, only in Washington is not raising taxes considered a tax cut. Nobody‘s getting a tax cut here. We’re not cutting taxes. We’re preventing tax increases from occurring.
While the deficit and debt are serious problems, I oppose solving these problems by raising taxes.
You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget.
Tom DeLay
In New Mexico, I inherited the largest structural deficit in state history, and our legislature is controlled by Democrats. We don’t always agree, but we came together in a bipartisan manner and turned that deficit into a surplus. And we did it without raising taxes.
One of the most lethal mistakes a public official can make is raising taxes and not paying your own.
Josh Mandel
We can push Montana forward and we can do it with out raising taxes.
Brian Schweitzer
So, in Europe, they’re cutting people‘s retirement and health benefits. And that’s what we want to avoid from happening. They’re raising taxes, entering a recession. That’s the kind of economic program that President Obama has put in place.
Raising taxes won‘t create private sector jobs.
Most Republicans have made it very clear they’re not interested in raising taxes. They want to reform government.
Instead of raising taxes as some would insist, we need to reduce waste and inefficiency in government.
Tim Murphy
Stacey Abrams – very articulate, very smart, but she just has radical views on wanting to grow government, raising taxes, trying to have these big government policies that didn’t work in the Barack Obama administration.
We have no interest in raising taxes.
If ever there were a case for raising taxes on the wealthy, it’s Andrew Bynum.
While deficits are often inflationary and always pernicious, curing them by raising taxes is equivalent to curing an illness by shooting the patient.
When I became mayor of New York City, I had a $2.4 billion deficit. And everybody wanted me to raise taxes. I said, ‘If I raise taxes, I’ll drive people out of New York City, and then I’ll be raising taxes again.’ So what I did was I cut expenses by 15 percent.
This is a government takeover of our healthcare system. It is the government basically running the entire healthcare system, turning large insurers into de facto public utilities, depriving people of choice, depriving people of options, raising people’s prices, raising taxes when we need new jobs.
The problem is government spends too much. So raising taxes is what politicians do, instead of reducing spending.
Raising taxes is not a frivolous venture that you do on the editorial page of ‘The New Republic,’ for god sakes. It’s something that you really have to think about and go through carefully.
Americans don’t think we should be raising taxes on anybody, especially in the middle of a recession.
The Bush tax cuts should be extended permanently for families with annual incomes of less than $250,000 and should be phased out slowly for those making more than that. Raising taxes on anyone now, when the economic recovery is so fragile, would be a mistake.
I believe very firmly that we can get to balanced budgets without raising taxes and without cutting transfers to the provinces or to individuals.
I’m not for raising taxes on anyone – period.
I am not for raising taxes on the American people in a soft economy.
The centerpiece of Obamanomics – raising taxes on high earners and investors and lowering them on the middle class – is attacked by free-marketers for penalizing economic success and possibly further stalling economic growth.
Raising taxes in an economic downturn is not a good idea.
I believe that in order to sustain a governing majority, the Democratic Party has got to learn that it can govern without raising taxes.
You don’t get an economy growing by raising taxes.
In the middle of a recession, where we’re just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster.