Resolution in Opposition to Discriminatory Food and Beverage Taxes

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.