Editor, This is an open letter to the taxpayers of Georgia.
Time is running out on this year’s session of the Georgia General Assembly, and the tax-and-spend shenanigans are getting out of hand.
On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation Committee passed a new version of House Bill 170.
And it’s a doozy.
The new version of HB 170 would:
• Raise the gas tax to 24 cents per gallon,
• Create a new “birthday tax” on all vehicles,
• Create a new “birthday tax” on top of the existing yearly title “fees,” and
• Allow local governments to tax gasoline and spend that money without restriction.
But one of the worst parts of the bill hasn’t gotten much attention — the crony capitalist bank that would give taxpayer-backed loans to “projects” designed to line the pockets of well-heeled special interests.
With just a few days left in the session, the Senate could vote on this tax hike at almost any moment.
Taxpayer, I need you to send a clear, polite, but firm message to your state senator: “No tax hikes. Vote no on House Bill 170.”
You can find your legislators at openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
Your action today could make all the difference in the world.
So please, call and email your state senator right away.
Nathan Adams, president
Georgia Taxpayers United