Las Vegas, Nevada (17 October 2016) – The Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Nevada unanimously censured Libertarian Assemblyman John Moore last Friday for his support of two tax increases on Nevada citizens in the past week. His betrayal of principles with an unscrupulous YES vote on the $2 billion taxpayer-funded Raiders stadium hurt the already-exploited taxpayers of Nevada, damaged the credibility of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, and shattered the confidence of tens of thousands in their Assemblyman. Additionally, his vote in favor of the “More Cops” tax comes as a surprise; this is a measure the Libertarian Party of Nevada has tirelessly fought the Clark County Commission on for years.
Over the past two years, the Republican-led legislature of the State of Nevada has raised $2.6 billion in new taxes. Disgusted by the passage of the first round of tax increases in 2015, Assemblyman John Moore left the Republican Party and joined the Libertarian Party of Nevada, becoming the Libertarian Party’s first legislator in Nevada’s history. When Assemblyman Moore made the switch, the Libertarian Party of Nevada was proud to have earned the support of a fierce anti-tax veteran and offered our own support in return.
Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, Alexander DiBenedetto, was quoted saying “The Libertarian Party prides itself on saying ‘principles before party.’ This past week, Assemblyman John Moore abandoned both.”
Northern Regional Representative, David Colborne, of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, and Candidate for SD15 stated “When you’re a Libertarian legislator, your first – and last – two votes as a legislator shouldn’t be tax increases.”