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Gianforte Wants to Impose Sales Tax on Montana Families

HELENA -- New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte wants Montanans to pay a sales tax that they don't want.

"Greg Gianforte will never understand that Montanans don't want a sales tax, because he's not from here and he has no interest in looking out for our state," said Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. "We can't afford to send a New Jersey mult-millionaire who wants to raise Montanans' taxes to represent us in Congress."

The Montana Democratic Party obtained this public recording of Gianforte testifying during a meeting of former Governor Judy Martz’s Income Tax Advisory Council.

“What I would consider an ideal solution, from a high-tech perspective… would be to replace the current income capital gains rate with a sales tax,” Gianforte told the Council. “I know that there are a few political issues and Constitutional issues, but I didn’t think I’d be fair to come in here and not say that I believe that is the ideal solution—to move to a consumptive tax.”

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