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AFP-NC: North Carolinians Don’t Need a Gas Tax Hike

Apr 11, 2019 by AFP

Raleigh, NC – 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 North Carolinians and people across the country.

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

Americans for Prosperity North Carolina State Director, Chris McCoy issued the following statement:

“We should be making it easier and not harder for North Carolinian families to make ends meet. If Congress imposes a federal 25-cent per gallon gas tax hike, then Tar Heel families would certainly feel the pain at the pump. Hardworking North Carolinian families know that a facing an on-average increase of $293 per year is the wrong approach to solving our infrastructure needs. AFP-NC is launching a campaign encouraging Senator Burr and Representative Holding to oppose all efforts to hike the federal gas tax even higher and build a modern infrastructure without burdening North Carolinians with additional tax increases.”

AFP will begin launching digital ads and encouraging lawmakers to oppose all efforts to increase the gas tax and 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.

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