Americans for Prosperity Comment on Senate Ways and Means Vote to Increase Gas/Diesel Tax by 22%

Mar 4, 2014 by AFP

CONCORD – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) offered the following comment in response to the Senate Ways and Means recommending legislation (SB 367) to increase the gas and diesel tax by 22%.

“The stunning tone-deafness of the Senate Ways and Means Committee to recommend a 22% increase in the tax on gas and diesel on the same day the front pages of New Hampshire newspapers show that the price of natural gas will be doubling shows just how out of touch these legislators are with the impact of energy prices on the working families and employers across the state,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director.  “While the public is already struggling to pay their fuel bills with a bitter winter, and after the legislature voted last year to increase the home heating oil tax by 25%, this comes a major blow that will hit our citizens in the wallet at a terrible time.  The taxpayers of New Hampshire can only hope that common sense will prevail when the public hears about this new raid on their pockets.”