Resolution in Opposition to Discriminatory Food and Beverage Taxes

A Resolution in Opposition to Discriminatory Food and Beverage Taxes

WHEREAS this global recession has spread economic stress across all income levels, with lower and middle-income Americans especially hard hit;

WHEREAS a frugal lifestyle and stretching the daily living expenses is a necessity for hardworking lower and middle-income Americans;

WHEREAS governments faced with their own economic shortfalls reflexively pursue indiscriminate taxes rather than reigning in expenditures;

WHEREAS it is vital that public policy makers help hardworking Americans retain their tenuous hold on financial security by shielding them from even more burdensome discriminatory taxes; and

NOW THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED THAT: {insert state} fully supports hardworking Americans, and opposes all efforts – federally and on the state level – to impose discriminatory taxes on food and/or beverages.

Adopted by the Task Force on Tax and Fiscal Policy at the States and Nation Policy Summit, December 3, 2009.

Reapproved by the ALEC Board of Directors January 9, 2015.

 

Keyword Tags: 2014 SNPS, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force

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