• ional (USA Today).AP: Actually, Obama cut taxes for middle class and business, campaigned for Bush-era tax cuts except for the wealthy.Pawlenty: Pulled Minnesota out of the top 10 highest-taxes states.AP: According to the Tax Foundation, Minnesota is still in the top 10 for highest-taxed states.Pawlenty: Implemented a performance-based pay scale for teachers, the first in the nation.AP: It???s a v