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No matter which button you hit the same automatic email reply pops up for you to send.

Tax cut ad misleading

Some Hoosiers might unwittingly be supporting Gov. Mike Pence's proposed tax cut thanks to a deceptive online ad by Americans for Prosperity.

The ad has been popping up on local blogs as well as other sites, including The Chicago Tribune.

It asks "Do you support Gov. Pence's budget and income tax cut?" Then there is a green yes button and a red no button.

The problem is no matter which button you hit the same automatic email reply pops up for you to send.

If you aren't careful, you could hit no and then send a note to state lawmakers entitled "support tax relief for Hoosiers."

In the text it applauds the General Assembly for helping the state weather tough economic times.

"Now, I hope that you and the other Senators will do the right thing to help Hoosier taxpayers and continue down the path of fiscal responsibility," the automated email says. "The Senate budget…is a good step in the right direction. Thank you in advance for supporting this initial move for greater tax relief. We're couting (sic) on you."

FYI, you can also erase the message and write your own.

To contact Niki Kelly email her at nkelly@jg.net or follow her on Twitter @nkellyatJG.

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