Tate Reeves Gave Himself A Nearly $40,000 Raise While Refusing To Cut Taxes That Target Working Mississippians
Tate Reeves refuses to cut the grocery tax and car tag fees and put more money in the pockets of hard-working Mississippians.
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November 1, 2023
Nettleton – In the final seven days, the Presley for Governor campaign is unveiling a new press release series, “7 Days, 7 Ways Tate Has Failed Mississippi,” highlighting seven (only 7! sticking to 7 is tough!) ways Tate Reeves has failed the Magnolia State. Day Two serves as a reminder that Tate Reeves refuses to cut the grocery tax and car tag fees and put more money in the pockets of hard-working Mississippians.
After spending 12 years at the top of Mississippi’s government, Tate Reeves has failed to cut the taxes that kick working families in the teeth, including Mississippi’s car tag fee and grocery tax, which is the highest in the country. Mississippi has the highest grocery tax in the country, and a US News report found that Mississippi is the fifth-most expensive state to own a car.
Mississippi has the lowest per-capita income in the country and is the state with the second highest percentage of workers working for minimum wage. As Tate Reeves refuses to cut the state’s sky-high grocery tax while working families struggle to put food on the table, he found time to give himself a nearly $40,000 raise.
As Nettleton mayor, Brandon cut car tag fees twice and balanced budgets, and the very first plank of his “Cutting Taxes, Creating Jobs” plan leads with eliminating the grocery tax and cutting car tag fees in half to give working families more room in their family budget.
“There’s always enough money for Tate Reeves and his rich friends, but never enough for hard-working Mississippians,” said Michael Beyer, Communications Director for Brandon Presley. “While he refuses to cut the car tag fee and the nation’s highest grocery tax, Tate Reeves gave himself a nearly $40,000 raise because the only person Tate cares about is himself.”