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Press Release - Americans for Prosperity Opposes Gas Tax Hike

January 08, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Nick Loffer – (410) 603-1836 or Nick@AFPMaryland.com

Americans for Prosperity Opposes Gas Tax Hike
Regressive tax hike would hurt middle class, destroy jobs.

Despite the fact that Marylanders are still for paying for massive tax hikes enacted during last year’s special session, Gov. O’Malley, Senate President Mike Miller and liberal legislators in Annapolis haven’t abandoned the idea of a massive gas tax hike.  Some extremists in Annapolis want to go further and are calling for a job-destroying mileage tax.

“Food prices, energy bills, and the cost of gasoline continue to climb” said Americans for Prosperity Maryland’s Grassroots Director Nick Loffer.  “Too many families are struggling because of these financial burdens and the last thing middle class Marylanders need is a gas tax hike.”

Americans for Prosperity Maryland has fought and defeated gas tax hike proposals in the previous two legislative sessions.  According to the non-partisan Tax Foundation, the gas tax is inherently regressive and disproportionately hurts working families and small businesses.

Concerned Marylanders can sign our online petition opposing increasing the gas tax by clicking here.  AFP Maryland Grassroots Director Nick Loffer is available for comment on Wednesday, the opening day of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2013 legislative session.

For further comments or to interview Nick Loffer, contact him at (410) 603-1836 or at Nick@AFPMaryland.com.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

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