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AFP-SC: We Need a Better Route to Enhance America’s Infrastructure

Apr 11, 2019 by AFP

Columbia, SC – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today launched a six-figure digital campaign in support of improving America’s infrastructure without imposing a federal 25-cent per gallon gas tax hike. AFP also released state-by-state analysis of the real-life consequences that this tax increase would have on South Carolinians and people across the country.

 VIEW State-by-State Analysis of a 25-Cent Per Gallon Federal Gas Tax Increase

Americans for Prosperity South Carolina State Director, Andrew Yates issued the following statement:

“We need a better path forward to improving our nation’s infrastructure than simply asking South Carolinians to pay more. Lasting and good reform would include smarter infrastructure spending, breaking through regulatory gridlock and keeping the government out of the lending business. Hardworking families should not have to face an on-average of $400 more a year. It’s time for our lawmakers to take a stand and seek a better road to successful infrastructure reform.”

AFP is encouraging lawmakers to instead prioritize key reforms that will improve our nation’s infrastructure, like:

  • Preserving federal infrastructure dollars for targeted construction projects of a national priority;
  • Unleashing private investment in infrastructure assets;
  • Returning power and responsibility to the states wherever possible;
  • Overhauling the regulatory and permitting system to improve outcomes and efficiency; and
  • Eliminating costly and unfair labor restrictions.

AFP has long maintained that there are better ways to address our nation’s infrastructure challenges than asking taxpayers to reach back into their pockets to funnel more money into a broken system. The economy is booming in large part to the tax and regulatory reforms that Congress and the administration have implemented, and we urge them not to undermine that success by clawing back that tax relief at the gas pump.

For further information or an interview, reach Anna McEntee, amcentee@afphq.org, 703-674-9227