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AFP-FL Rejects Curbelo Proposal to Force Tax Increase on Consumers

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AFP-FL Rejects Curbelo Proposal to Force Tax Increase on Consumers

07.24.18 01:14 PM

Tallahassee, FL – Americans for Prosperity-Florida and their national outfit have sent a letter*to the members of the*House of Representatives in strong opposition to*the so-called “MARKET CHOICE*Act” sponsored by Representative Carlos Curbelo.*A carbon tax and the accompanying border adjustment tax proposed by Rep. Curbelo would be an enormous new burden on American businesses and families that would disproportionally harm the least fortunate by causing surges in utility bills and a spike in gasoline prices, increasing the cost of goods and services across the board. AFP-FL state director Chris Hudson released the following statement: “Rep. Curbelo’s tax hike proposal would resurrect*bad ideas*and produce even worse alternatives.*A carbon tax paired with a border adjustment tax would mean higher prices for essentials like gasoline, electricity, food, and clothing—and those price hikes would hit the least fortunate hardest.*With the current strong economic outlook, we should seek ways to empower consumers, get out of control Washington spending in check, and build on the promise of the historic tax reform Congress passed*late last year. The ‘MARKET CHOICE*Act’ would be a harmful proposal that should be swiftly rejected by members of Congress.” Background: A carbon tax is a tax on energy, which is why last week AFP […]

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