Reclaim Idaho has said a recent opinion by the Idaho Secretary of State and the Attorney General’s office that the 2022 tax cuts will be reversed is wrong.
The SOS told Idaho Dispatch recently that the 2022 tax cuts would be reversed if Prop 1 passes. The reversal would add $250 million in additional taxes through Prop 1, raising the total to approximately $573 million.
Reclaim’s initial goal was a $323 million tax increase through a new tax bracket for those making over $250,000 individually or $500,000 for a couple at a rate of 10.234%.
If the 2022 tax cuts are reversed, Reclaim Idaho says it will sue the state in court.
Additionally, the group says that the AG’s office has been wrong before. In particular, the group cited the ballot initiative bill that was struck down by the Idaho Supreme Court last year.
Here is what Reclaim Idaho co-founder Luke Mayville said on Twitter,
In support of their misinformation campaign, the IFF cites an opinion by the AG’s office without mentioning that the AG is often wrong. Last year, the AG believed it was perfectly constitutional to kill the initiative process. They were wrong then and they’re wrong now. #YesOn1
Mayville targeted the Idaho Freedom Foundation in a series of tweets stating,
Prop 1 will keep teachers in Idaho & strengthen K-12 programs. It’s paid for w/ taxes on corporations & the wealthy.Advertisement
But the IFF ridiculously claims it will “sexualize children” & raise everyone’s taxes. They can’t win w/ facts so they’re resorting to falsehoods.
Vote Yes on 1.
Idaho Dispatch asked IFF Vice-President Dustin Hurst if their group wanted to respond to Mayville’s criticism. Here is what Hurst told Idaho Dispatch,
Reclaim Idaho’s Luke Mayville is the king of disinformation and misinformation. Four years ago, he lied his hind parts off to dupe Idahoans into supporting government handouts for able-bodied adults. Now, Luke and his teachers union buddies want to hoodwink voters into supporting this massive con job. He wants to gaslight voters into believing this isn’t a half-a-billion-dollar tax increase. It is, and nothing he can say will change that.
This tax hike increases taxes on everyone, including the poor, middle-class families, and small businesses. As family budgets buckle under the weight of Biden’s inflation, it’s absolutely not the right time to hike taxes.
The ballot initiative, known as Prop 1, will be on the ballot this November.
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