Americans for Prosperity Calls on Reps. Shea-Porter and Kuster to Speak Out Against Internet Sales Tax Plans in House Judiciary Committee

March 12, 2014

MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) today called on Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster to speak out against the Internet Sales Tax proposals being shopped to the House Judiciary Committee today at 10 AM.  The committee will hold a public hearing on five different proposals to tax Internet sales.  New Hampshire is one of five states that currently have no general sales tax.

“An Internet Sales Tax would undermine the New Hampshire Advantage and hurt our economy by removing a comparative advantage that generations of Granite State leaders have fought hard to protect,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director.  “This would hurt many businesses that have relocated here for this advantage and will cost us jobs.  It’s time for Representatives Shea-Porter and Kuster to lead on this issue and be more vocal about opposing a bad idea that will hurt our economy and begin the process of ruining our low tax status.  We need our delegation to get off the back bench and make this a top priority.”

Americans for Prosperity has been a national leader in opposing the Internet Sales Tax leading efforts to organize anti-tax groups and advocating against the scheme to members of Congress.

“AFP is leading the charge both nationally and here in New Hampshire against the Internet Sales Tax, because it is bad policy that removes opportunities for states to benefit by keeping taxes low,” added Moore.  “Here, where we already have tax-free Internet sales, we should have the full-throated support of our full delegation.  It’s surprising and disappointing that our two members of Congress haven’t done more to speak out against this terrible idea.”

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