Adam Radman

Stop the Gas Tax Hike!

Share on Facebook
Tweet this Story
Pin this Image

Posted by Adam Radman on Friday, February 16th, 2018, 9:13 AM PERMALINK

It seems politicians in Washington can't help themselves. While Americans are just starting to feel tax relief from President Trump's tax cuts, some in Congress are already floating the idea of a federal gas tax hike. 

The federal gas tax is one of the most regressive taxes in existence. It disproportionally affects lower-income people, who see a more substantial portion of their paychecks go towards energy. 

A recent study by Strategas Research found that "60% of the individual tax cut savings in 2018 would be wiped out by rising gasoline prices and a $.25 per gallon gasoline tax increase."

There is no need for a gas tax hike. The problem is gas tax revenue is siphoned off to pay for projects unrelated to roads and bridges.

Use the form below to tell President Trump and Congress: No Gas Tax Hike!

 

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Photo

More from Americans for Tax Reform


Dave Leroy Makes Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes in ID-01 Race

Share on Facebook
Tweet this Story
Pin this Image

Posted by Adam Radman on Monday, February 12th, 2018, 12:08 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Dave Leroy for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Idaho to oppose higher taxes.

Dave Leroy has had a distinguished career in Gem State politics. His career includes terms as Ada County Prosecutor, Idaho Attorney General and Idaho Lt. Governor. Deroy is the first Republican candidate to sign the "no new taxes" Pledge in the race. ATR strongly encourages all candidates to make the same commitment to taxpayers.

“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.

“We are ecstatic about Mr. Leroy’s commitment to the taxpayers of Idaho. I challenge all candidates for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.

Photo Credit: Dave LeRoy for Congress

More from Americans for Tax Reform


Seth Leibsohn Makes Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes in AZ-09 Race

Share on Facebook
Tweet this Story
Pin this Image

Posted by Adam Radman on Friday, February 9th, 2018, 12:04 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Seth Leibsohn for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Arizona to oppose higher taxes.

Radio show host and political activist Leibsohn is the first Republican candidate to sign the "no new taxes" Pledge in the race. ATR strongly encourages all candidates to make the same commitment to taxpayers.

“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.

“We are ecstatic about Mr. Leibsohn’s commitment to the taxpayers of Arizona. I challenge all candidates for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.

Photo Credit: Seth Leibsohn for Congress

More from Americans for Tax Reform


Leah Vukmir Makes Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes in U.S. Senate Race

Share on Facebook
Tweet this Story
Pin this Image

Posted by Adam Radman on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, 2:29 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Wisconsin to oppose higher taxes.

Vukmir has had a distinguished career in Badger State politics, which spans terms as a state senator and a state representative. Showing her dedication to Wisconsin taxpayers, Vukmir signed and kept the Taxpayer Protection Pledge on the state level and renewed her solemn promise to taxpayers by signing the "no new taxes" Pledge for the U.S. Senate race. ATR strongly encourages all candidates to make the same commitment to taxpayers.

“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.

“We are ecstatic about Leah Vukmir’s strong commitment to the taxpayers of Wisconsin. I challenge all candidates for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.

Photo Credit: Leah Vukmir for Senate

More from Americans for Tax Reform


ATR Launches "Stop Obamacare Taxes" Bus Tour

Share on Facebook
Tweet this Story
Pin this Image

Posted by Adam Radman on Friday, September 29th, 2017, 11:03 AM PERMALINK

If Congress fails to act, the Obamacare Health Insurance Tax (HIT) will hit Americans on January 1, 2018. This tax alone could cause premiums to increase by $5,000 over a decade. Allowing more Obamacare taxes to take effect in 2018 should be out of the question.

Obamacare contains $1 trillion in new or higher taxes. Many of these taxes directly or indirectly harm middle-class families.

Right now, we have to stop those taxes that come into effect next year, especially the devastating the HIT tax.
 
But Congress cannot give up on repealing those Obamacare taxes already in effect, including the employer mandate tax, the individual mandate tax, and the tax on prescription medicine.  We have to regroup and go back to repeal all Obamacare taxes. 
 

That is why Americans for Tax Reform is launching our Stop Obamacare Taxes bus tour to keep the pressure on Congress to repeal Obamacare. We want to remind politicians in Washington, D.C. that Obamacare taxes are increasing the cost of our healthcare and hurting our economy.

The Bus will stop in Nevada, Colorado, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, North Carolina, and finishing the trip in Washington, D.C. 

To learn more about each stop, check out www.stopobamacaretaxes.com

Contact Congress: Tell your senators to delay and repeal All Obamacare taxes here.

Photo Credit: Paul Blair

More from Americans for Tax Reform


Grover Rallies Conservatives in Colorado to Stop New Obamacare Taxes

Share on Facebook
Tweet this Story
Pin this Image

Posted by Adam Radman on Thursday, September 21st, 2017, 2:30 PM PERMALINK

ATR President Grover Norquist spent yesterday rallying Conservatives in Colorado to contact their representatives to urge repeal of all Obamacare taxes.

Grover spoke at Politics on the Rocks, a regular gathering of conservative professionals and activists, to explain how abolishing Obamacare’s taxes - especially the Individual and Employer Mandates, Health Insurance Tax, Medical Device Tax - would provide much-needed relief to the paychecks of families across the country and reduce healthcare costs for everyone.

Grover also appeared in studio for the Dan Clapis Show, a Colorado-based radio show, to discuss healthcare reform and taxes. During the interview, Grover explained that Obamacare’s taxes have already driven costs up and reduced choice. While the effort to pass the Graham-Cassidy healthcare reform legislation is undoubtedly a step in the right direction, it is also important that all of Obamacare’s taxes are addressed.

Listen to the full interview here.

Obamacare, from the start, was a trillion-dollar collection of tax hikes with a stethoscope stapled to the top. While passing the Graham-Cassidy bill would be an improvement over the status quo of Obamacare, it is also important that the taxes that the bill does not touch are repealed.

Photo Credit: Miriam Roff

More from Americans for Tax Reform


Van Taylor Signs Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes in Congressional Race

Share on Facebook
Tweet this Story
Pin this Image

Posted by Olivia Dugan, Adam Radman on Thursday, September 14th, 2017, 2:00 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates U.S. congressional candidate Van Taylor for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Texas to oppose higher taxes.

Prior to his position in the Texas House and Senate, Van Taylor served as an officer in the Marines and was a businessman. While serving as a Texas state Representative and Senator, Van has worked on issues that include limiting the size of the government and government spending, stopping the expansion of the Affordable Care Act, and lowering taxes.

“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

By signing the Pledge, Van Taylor joins a large list of Texas public officials dedicated to protecting taxpayers that includes U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Louis Gohmert, Rep. Mike Conaway, Rep. Kay Granger and 21 other Texas representatives.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected.

The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.

Photo Credit: Van Taylor For Congress

More from Americans for Tax Reform


Kevin Nicholson Makes Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes in U.S. Senate Race

Share on Facebook
Tweet this Story
Pin this Image

Posted by Adam Radman on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, 2:05 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Wisconsin to oppose higher taxes.

Marine Corp Veteran and businessman Nicholson is the first Republican candidate to officially enter the Wisconsin senate race and looks to unseat liberal Sen. Tammy Baldwin next fall.

“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

By signing the Pledge, Nicholson joins a large list of Wisconsin public officials dedicated to protecting taxpayers that includes Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Rep. Glenn Grothman, Rep. Sean Duffy, and Rep. Mike Gallagher.

“Kevin Nicholson is the first candidate in the Wisconsin U.S. Senate race to put his opposition to higher taxes in writing. I challenge all candidates to make the same commitment to Badger State taxpayers,” continued Norquist.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.

Photo Credit: Kevin Nicholson for Senate

More from Americans for Tax Reform


Competition Reduces Costs, Price Controls Reduce Innovation

Share on Facebook
Tweet this Story
Pin this Image

Posted by Adam Radman on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 6:02 PM PERMALINK

Congress is considering health care reforms to lower costs, increase access, and empower doctors. As part of this legislative agenda, they may consider price controls. Price controls never work as advertised. They do not lower costs and do not increase access to new medicines. Instead, they allow the government to ration the supply and development of new life-saving medicines at the expense of consumers, patients, and doctors. To learn more about the negatives consequences of price controls, tune in to ATR President Grover Norquist's latest podcast below: 

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

More from Americans for Tax Reform


Pages

×