If you’ve ever thought it’s cheaper to eat unhealthy than healthy, you’re not wrong. In 2016, Philadelphia passed a soda tax to curb sugar consumption with D.C. passing similar law earlier this month. But lawmakers should know that soda taxes don’t work, as people find ways around them and does little to promote public health. […]
Today, ACI joined 70 other organizations in opposition to the prescription drug pricing bill offered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The bill would impose excise taxes up to 95% on hundreds of prescription medicines. You can read the coalition letter online. 10-15-19 Coalition Letter Opposed to Pelosi Drug Tax Plan
Earlier this year, Iowa State University published a study that found same-sex couples were more likely to be denied a mortgage than heterosexual couples. To address this discrepancy, the first credit union to serve the LGBTQ community was formed this year in Michigan. Yet, not everyone supports credit unions. The Florida Bankers Association have long […]
For the benefit of consumers, entrepreneurs, and workers, state legislators need to pare back occupational licensing regulations. These cruel rules target the most vulnerable in society and burden consumers with artificially high costs. To read this op-ed, visit Real Clear Public Affairs.
While free college might sound great, read why that it’s not a viable solution. Simply put, “The best things in life aren’t free” and college shouldn’t be either.
Dear Members of Congress, On behalf of the undersigned organizations, representing taxpayer interests at the local, state, and federal level, we write to express our concern with legislative efforts to increase the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). While we are open to solutions to address needs relating to infrastructure, we believe that placing additional financial burdens […]
Public health officials should thoroughly investigate the roots of the recent surge in respiratory illnesses. But before pinning the blame on legitimate e-cigarette manufacturers—and before banning their products—lawmakers should examine how their own heavy-handed approach to overtaxing and overregulating has encouraged consumers to develop dangerous homemade concoctions and buy unregulated counterfeits from the black market […]
If environmental protection is the goal, a much better policy to reduce the use of plastic straws would be to tax them. What Is With America’s Straw Obsession?
We are no longer living in the world of Steinbeck’s dismal Grapes of Wrath. As the Dust Bowl destroyed millions of farms, the government stepped in to help the struggling industry to ensure the survival of the country. Fast forward to today, the government is still shilling out $16 billion in subsidies despite most farms […]
Despite academic research showing e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than combustible cigarettes, lawmakers and public health “advocates” continue to wage a war on vaping, pushing for higher taxes on e-cigarettes throughout the U.S. If policymakers are serious about curbing the high economic and human cost of smoking, they should not enact high taxes on […]