A Resolution in Opposition to Discriminatory Food and Beverage Taxes Exposed
The Resolution in Opposition to Discriminatory Food and Beverage Taxes was adopted by ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force at the States and Nation Policy Summit on December 3, 2009, re-approved by the ALEC Board of Directors on January 9, 2015. (Accessed on 7/8/2015).
ALEC Resolution Text
WHEREAS this global recession has spread economic stress across all income levels, with lower and middle-income Americans especially hard hit;
WHEREAS a frugal lifestyle and stretching the daily living expenses is a necessity for hardworking lower and middle income Americans;
WHEREAS governments faced with their own economic shortfalls reflexively pursue indiscriminate taxes rather than reigning in expenditures;
WHEREAS it is vital that public policy makers help hardworking Americans retain their tenuous hold on financial security by shielding them from even more burdensome discriminatory taxes; and
NOW THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED THAT:
__________________________fully supports hardworking Americans, and opposes all efforts – federally and on the state level – to impose discriminatory taxes on food and/or beverages.