IMPORTANT VOTER UPDATE: Gianforte thinks multi-millionaires like himself should play by a different set of tax rules
Greg Gianforte believes that multi-millionaires like himself should play by a different set of rules than the rest of us and wants to give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans while increasing the burden on middle class Montana families.
Consider the record:
Greg Gianforte’s campaign is being supported by the same D.C. politicians that pushed a health care bill that would increase insurance premiums for the average Montanan by $306 dollars a month while cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans like himself and giving a special new tax break to health insurance executives. (Helena Independent-Record, 3/6/17)
Multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte failed to pay his taxes on time in 1993 in New Jersey, resulting in a the state levying a tax lien. To date, Gianforte has not explained why a multi-millionaire like himself could not pay his taxes (Associated Press, 3/21/17).
Greg Gianforte's company, RightNow Technologies, had 22 state tax warrants filed against it by the Marion County Court in Indiana for failing to pay taxes. The state tax liens against RightNow Technologies dated from 2012-2015 and amounted in $15,373 in owed taxes.
Greg Giandorte owns $83,000 in stock in Swiss banks that have paid $8 billion in fines to for helping multi-millionaires like himself dodge their taxes. (Gianforte Personal Financial Disclosure, 3/17/17, Financial Times 2/4/16, Wall Street Journal 5/19/14, and U.S. Justice Department Press Release 2/18/09)
Gianforte even lobbied the State of Montana to put sales tax on Montana families while eliminating the capital gains tax on multi-millionaires like himself (Missoulian 9/29/2016).