Pierre - The South Dakota Republican Party today issued the following statement in response to Paula Hawks' candidacy for the U.S. House:
"Paula Hawks is best known for being the leading advocate for the creation of a state income tax that would dramatically raise taxes on all South Dakotans and we welcome her to the race," said South Dakota Republican Chairwoman Pam Roberts.
Background: Watch the video available at the Argus Leader website for more on Hawks' support for a massive tax increase: http://archive.argusleader.com/article/20130104/VOICES/301040018/School-funding-taxes-hot-topics
Questioner: "Are you in favor of an (state) income tax?"
Hawks: “Um, yeah. ..."
Questioner: "Do you see a downside to an income tax?"
Hawks: “It’s extremely unpopular. The unfortunate part of that is it’s unpopular because of a lack of understanding how that would affect people differently than taxes now.”