South Carolina Among the Hardest Hit by Federal Gas Tax Increase
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(La Isla Magazine, March 2018) ~ HHI, SC. By Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina (AFP-SC) reacted to a new report by Freedom Partners that details the effects a 25-cent increase would have on states. The report found an increase in the gas tax would place an additional $377.49 on South Carolina and $321.31 on Georgia households.
Additionally, the report also showed that South Carolina was among the top ten states that would experience the highest percentage increase in total gas tax liability under the proposed increase of 25-cents a gallon. AFP-South Carolina, the state’s leading free-market grassroots organization, has been at the forefront of opposing any attempt to increase the gas tax by Congress or the state legislature.
In a recent letter to President Trump, AFP outlined its opposition to raising the federal gas tax to pay for infrastructure spending. The letter says “increasing the federal gas tax to fund new infrastructure projects would be the wrong approach. Not only would it undermine the benefits of recent tax-cut legislation, it would disproportionally hurt the least fortunate – who pay a higher percentage of their income in energy costs – and lead to higher prices on goods and services throughout the economy.”