DFL gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Otto revealed yesterday that she is willing to mislead voters about her radical tax plans. In a tweet, Otto claimed that her energy tax hike plan, which would tax carbon, is somehow not a tax.
“Probably want to reread the plan. Not a tax,” Otto tweeted.
Except Otto’s carbon tax is the very definition of a tax. CBS Minnesota describes Otto’s plan as “a tax on carbon emissions.” They note that Otto’s plan could raise the cost of a gallon of gas by 20 cents, raise the cost of natural gas by 40%, and raise electricity costs by 5%.
The left-wing Carbon Tax Center describes Otto’s plan as being “centered on a carbon charge that would begin at $40 per metric ton of CO2 and increase by 10% each year.” They call it as a “state-level carbon tax.”
Rebecca Otto knows that hardworking families reject politicians who pledge to raise their taxes – that’s why she’s desperate to mislead. Unfortunately for Otto, Minnesota voters aren’t interested in a duplicitous left-wing politician committed to massive tax hikes.