Americans for Prosperity launched a new ad Monday urging Congress—including West Metro-area Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee— to abandon the harmful border adjustment tax (B.A.T.) provision currently included in House leadership’s blueprint for much-needed tax reform. The six-figure cable news ad buy asks the public to call on lawmakers to scrap the idea of imposing a new $1.2-trillion tax on consumers. The ad concludes the impact of the tax could add up to $1,700 dollars for a family as they pay more for everyday items from groceries to clothing and school supplies.
Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota State Director Jason Flohrs issued the following statement:
“We’re glad Congress is making tax reform a priority this year, so that we can make our tax code more competitive, lower rates and make it work for everyone again. But we don’t need to do it by imposing a huge new tax on consumers. The folks who are supporting this, including Rep. Erik Paulsen, are threatening the broader success of tax reform, which is a significant opportunity in front of Congress this year. Imposing a massive, 20-percent consumer tax on the things people buy every day would deal a crushing blow to hard working Minnesota families. As Congress debates tax reform in the coming months, Rep. Paulsen and others should abandon this costly and misguided policy and instead focus on creating a simpler, fairer tax code that works for every American.”
Watch the ad: