A new ad by the Republican Governors Association hit the airwaves in North Carolina today, criticizing Democratic candidiate for governor Walter Dalton for pushing a 15 percent sales tax increase -- which Dalton isn't actually pushing.
Dalton has promised not to raise the sales tax during his first two years as governor. He did support Gov. Bev Perdue's proposal for a three-quarters of a cent sales tax hike.
The ad also claims a 15 percent sales tax hike would cost 8,000 jobs, a claim that has been previously discredited.
Dalton spokesman Schorr Johnson said in response: "The RGA is doubling down on attacks that are outright lies previously found inaccurate by the press to try to distract from Pat McCrory's plan that could raise the sales tax to 13.88 -- a 192 percent increase."
From the RGA:
"Again and again, Walter Dalton has supported raising taxes during his political career, and his high-tax approach is costing North Carolina jobs," RGA communications director Mike Schrimpf says in a news release. "Under Dalton's leadership, North Carolina has the worst business tax climate in the South and the highest unemployment in the region."
Is everything clear now?