Democrats never shy away from increasing taxes, and Cindy Hyde-Smith’s record on taxes deserves a closer look. As a state legislator, she voted for unpopular tax hikes, such as a tax increase on cigarettes and for new fees on hospice beds. Meanwhile, as she was increasing Mississippians’ tax burden, she made sure she voted to increase state taxpayers’ contribution to her state pension plan. She voted for a 300% increase in the contribution from the state – a burden on over-taxed Mississippians. Cindy Hyde-Smith is clearly out of touch with real Mississippians!