Facts vs. 'Gianfiction': Greg Gianforte Hides His Record of Lobbying for a Sales Tax

Video Series Highlights Greg Gianforte Misleading Montanans

This week the Montana Democratic Party is highlighting Facts vs. 'Gianfiction,' a series showcasing New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte's record of misleading Montanans on the campaign trail.
Today's Facts vs. 'Gianfiction' highlights Gianforte's record of lobbying to impose a statewide sales tax.




When asked about a sales tax by KULR8 News, Greg Gianforte states that he is "on record saying that I'm opposed to a statewide sales tax." But earlier this month, Gianforte refused to support Steve Bullock's push for a Constitutional Amendment permanently banning a statewide sales tax in Montana. 
And just yesterday, Greg Gianforte on Voices of Montana again misled Montanans about his record of imposing a statewide sales tax. The radio host called Gianforte out for previously supporting a sales tax and asked when Gianforte changed his mind. Instead of being honest with Montanans, Gianforte replied " that is not exactly true either."  It is true, and here is the proof.
As Gianforte continues to hide his record, this audio, also featured in the Facts vs. 'Gianfiction' video, captures Gianforte on record lobbying to impose a statewide sales tax on hard working, middle-class families, calling it “the best solution” during an Income Tax Advisory Council hearing.

There are many other ways Gianforte misleads Montanans on the campaign trail, including:
  • Gianforte misled Montanans about his lawsuit to keep Montanans off of a public access point to the East Gallatin River that crossed his property. 
  • Gianforte outright refuses to answer questions about the millions of dollars he has given to pro-discrimination groups. 
  • Gianforte is not leveling with Montanans about profitting off of helping companies outsource jobs overseas.
  • Gianforte told a tall tale about Facebook, a claim that was proven false by Facebook itself.
  • Gianforte touted that he was endorsed by the Montana Wood Products Association. He was not.

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