Taxes

The Progressive Income Tax: A Tale of Three Brothers

Andrew Roth - November 19th, 2014

Club for Growth President Chris Chocola on the Gas Tax

Barney Keller - October 20th, 2014

Club for Growth President Chris Chocola has an OpEd in USA TODAY this morning about the gas tax:

Not only is raising the gas tax misguided, but we should not even have a federal gas tax to begin with because it finances a program that is inherently broken.

The Highway Trust Fund — into which gas tax revenue is placed — is a politician’s dream because it transfers power to Washington and away from states, where the real decisions are made.

Click here to read the whole thing.

@andyroth tweets: Tax measures are…

Andrew Roth - October 07th, 2014

 @andyroth@andyroth

Tax measures are on the ballot in 9 states. Here are the details: 

http://www.ncsl.org/blog/2014/10/03/tax-measures-on-the-ballot-in-nine-states.aspx

#CFG

New Club for Growth TV Ad Campaign: Thank Marilinda Garcia For Opposing Higher Taxes And Spending

Barney Keller - July 21st, 2014

Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “Concerned citizens should encourage Marilinda to keep standing strong against higher taxes.”

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth, the nation’s leading group promoting economic freedom, announced today a six-figure TV ad campaign in the state of New Hampshire. The ads encourage people across New Hampshire to call State Representative Marilinda Garcia  and thank her for standing against taxes and spending. Marilinda Garcia opposed SB 367, which raised New Hampshire’s gas tax. SB 367 increased the gas tax by 22% to 22 cents per gallon. She also voted against the big-spending budget pushed by liberals in Concord. The ads start tomorrow and will run throughout the state of New Hampshire.

 

To view the Club for Growth’s new TV ad, “Hurting,” click here or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fir4F0uvEp8.

 

“People in New Hampshire are hurting because their representatives in Concord have an addiction to higher taxes and spending,”  said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Fortunately, the people of New Hampshire have conservatives like Marlinda Garcia fighting for them. Marilinda opposed the gas tax increase and voted against the budget written by liberals in Concord. Concerned citizens should encourage Marilinda to keep standing strong against higher taxes.”

 

Script for “Hurting” (TV :30)

ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE, TAXES ARE GOING UP, AND FAMILIES ARE HURTING.

WITH GAS PRICES SKYROCKETING, THE LEGISLATURE RAISED OUR GAS TAX.

STATE BUDGETS ARE GROWING BY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS.

WHAT’S NEXT, AN INCOME TAX?

ONE REPRESENTATIVE HAS TAKEN THE LEAD TO SAY NO – MARILINDA GARCIA.

SHE KNOWS GOVERNMENT HAS GOTTEN TOO BIG.

CONSERVATIVE MARILINDA GARCIA IS FIGHTING FOR MORE FREEDOM AND LESS GOVERNMENT.

THANK MARILINDA FOR OPPOSING HIGHER TAXES AND SPENDING.

Secretary Lew Comments On “Economic Patriotism” Shameful

Barney Keller - July 16th, 2014

Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “It is shameful that Treasury Secretary Lew would question the patriotism of the companies that drive economic growth here in the United States.”

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth issued the following statement in response to a letter from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to the Senate Finance Committee calling for a “new sense of economic patriotism” that prevents American companies from taking advantage of a process in the tax code known as inversion:

 

“It is shameful that Treasury Secretary Lew would question the patriotism of the companies that drive economic growth here in the United States,”  said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Companies aren’t taking advantage of inversion because they’re unpatriotic, they’re taking advantage of it because the Obama administration and Congress have failed to pass comprehensive tax reform that would make America a far more attractive place to invest. Instead of ridiculous attacks on the patriotism of job-creating business leaders and the companies they represent, Treasury Secretary Lew should call on President Obama to push Congress to adopt something similar to the tax reform proposal offered by Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, which provides a framework for real pro-growth tax reform.”