The web site explains:
The commitment form represents the candidate's assurance that he or she will first seek to cut government spending before ever considering additional tax increases on Minnesota families and businesses. It is a commitment from the candidate to the people of Minnesota, not a pledge to any particular special interest group.
In the comment section, Anon1 asserted, "Hold on a second - Don Taylor voted repeatedly to raise property taxes on the Chisago council and as mayor."
Hold on a second yourself! You don’t offer any proof that Taylor raised taxes, let alone raised them after making cuts in other areas of government spending. You owe that much to readers on this blog if you expect us to believe your major premise on which your conclusions are based.
Secondly, you don’t tell us how many times he raised taxes. Once? Three times? Nor do you tell us how much he raised taxes. Was it 2%? Was it 18%? That makes a difference too.
Then too, you don’t tell us if Taylor voted against tax increases, but they would still go into effect because the council majority voted to raise taxes. That is pertinent too.
Fourthly, the pledge does not say a candidate will not raise taxes. Be honest with the wording of the pledge. Your comments are welcome here, but please learn to read the intent of a simple paragraph so you don’t show your illiteracy.
Lastly, candidate Taylor signed the pledge with regard to his promised practices at the state level, not the city level.
We’ll wait for you to give us documentation for your assertion.