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AFP and The LIBRE Initiative to Congress: Facing Largest Tax Hike In Modern History,

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AFP and The LIBRE Initiative to Congress: Facing Largest Tax Hike In Modern History,

06.04.19 11:53 AM

ARLINGTON, VA Ė Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and The LIBRE Initiative,*part of the Stand Together community, sent a letter to Congress Tuesday urging lawmakers to play a greater role in tariff policy and to help prevent further unilateral tariff increases by the president. Several bipartisan bills have been introduced in Congress that would require congressional review or approval of tariff increases proposed by a president, such as S. 287 introduced by Sen. Pat Toomey.   The organizations*stressed that the addition of tariffs on Mexican imports on top of the existing*and other threatened*tariffs represents*a massive tax increase on the American people levied without congressional approval.   AFP and The LIBRE Initiative also argue that the Mexico tariffs are the wrong approach to addressing the nationís immigration challenges. Congress should instead work with the president to achieve comprehensive immigration reform.   Read the full letter here. * In the letter, Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips and The LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza write: * Tariffs are taxes paid by Americans, and the presidentís tariffs on Mexican imports would cost Americans $17 billion a year at 5 percent, and $87 billion at 25 percent. If these and other threatened tariff increases are […]

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