From Americans for Prosperity-Maryland:
Americans for Prosperity-Maryland activists and local business leaders will rally this Wednesday at noon on Lawyers Mall to speak out against increasing the gas tax.
“Annapolis should be looking to support struggling families and work alongside businesses during tough economic times,” said Deputy State Director Nick Loffer. “Instead, Marylanders are seeing policies introduced that scare away small businesses and make it harder for families to pay the bills.”
The Maryland General Assembly has proposals to raise the gasoline tax by .10 cents a gallon and put a .04 cents sales tax on total purchases at the gas pump. At current gas prices, Marylanders would be hit with a minimum .22 cents increase per gallon.
“We are proud that business leaders and citizens are standing up against these ill-advised taxes,” said Loffer. “Americans for Prosperity hopes that our policy makers in Annapolis will put themselves in the shoes of struggling families and of small businesses and realize they should not pass any taxes this session.”
What: Rally against the gas tax
Who: Americans for Prosperity
Gary Brooks – Entrepreneur – Barley and Hops Brewery and Restaurant
Trish Date – Small Business Owner
Bob Bauman – Engineer and Entrepreneur
When: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Noon.
Where: Lawyers Mall in Annapolis