Americans for Prosperity Fights Back Against Fishers Tax Hike Proposal

November 12, 2013

Fishers Town Council should not impose a $1 million annual tax on local taxpayers

Indianapolis, IN – Americans for Prosperity – Indiana, the Hoosier state’s leading grassroots advocate for low taxes and fiscal responsibility, today alerted residents of Fishers to a proposal that would hike the food and beverage tax in order to fund “economic development.” The tax is estimated to cost taxpayers nearly $1 million annually.

“The Fishers Town Council should not hike taxes particularly if it leads to picking economic winners and losers,” explained Chase Downham, Indiana State Director of Americans for Prosperity. “Raising taxes for economic development distorts the market and takes away the hard-earned capital that Fishers families should be using to decide which businesses they will support.” 

Americans for Prosperity – Indiana opposed the legislation during the last legislative session that authorized the Fishers Town Council to raise the food and beverage tax. Today, Americans for Prosperity – Indiana emailed Fishers residents and directed them to an action alert webpage, allowing them to email members of the Town Council. 

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