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Nashville’s ‘Poison Pill’ is Harmful Tax Increase, Not Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act

Aug 28, 2020 by AFP

NASHVILLE, TN – Following Mayor John Cooper’s press conference on Thursday, Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee expressed disappointment that Mayor Cooper referred to the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act as a “poison pill.”

The Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act would roll back Mayor Cooper’s 34-37% tax increase and limit property tax rate increases to 2% every year without approval by a vote of the people. This week, the grassroots group submitted nearly 20,000 signatures to the Metro Council in support of the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act.

AFP-TN State Director Tori Venable issued the following statement:

“There’s nothing stealth about giving Nashvillians the ability to decide whether they want to increase their own taxes. The Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act will stop the sweetheart crony deals that are bleeding Nashville dry, limit government’s ability to recklessly spend taxpayer dollars, and stop this massive tax hike that Nashvillians cannot afford.

“The only ‘poison pill’ is the harmful tax increase Nashville families and businesses are being forced to swallow while politicians and politically connected companies cash in on the backs of taxpayers.

“The buck stops here. We look forward to people standing up to fight city hall, making their voice heard across our once thriving city and enacting this charter amendment in December.”