The Government Both Encourages and Discourages Soda Consumption

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. […]

ACI Joins Coalition in Opposition to the Pelosi Drug Tax Pan

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

ACI Joins a Coalition of 14 groups in Opposition to Higher Taxes on Airline Travelers

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 […]

Real Clear Health: Imposing High Taxes on E-cigarettes Misses the Bigger Picture

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 […]

Inside Sources: E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes Aren’t the Same; Don’t Tax Them the Same

The rapid growth of the e-cigarette industry has not escaped the attention of policymakers looking to capitalize on a promising source of government revenue — but advocates of higher taxes on e-cigarettes have lost sight of the bigger picture. The misguided tax proposals spreading across the country will lead to worse health outcomes and greater […]

Sugar Taxes are Ineffective, Evidence Shows

It seems straightforward: Taxing sugary beverages makes them more expensive, reducing consumption and leading would-be soda-guzzlers to lead healthier lives. Obesity declines, as do the myriad health conditions associated with a sugar-rich diet. Success! That’s the argument being made in jurisdictions around the world — including here in the U.S. — in favor of taxes […]

Congress Should Reject Proposal to Re-Impose Airline Regulations

A coalition of taxpayer and consumer groups is urging the U.S. Senate to reject a proposal to reimpose federal price control regulations on air travel that have long been proven to hurt consumers and drive up costs for taxpayers. The so-called “FAIR Fees Act,” which is currently part of the Senate’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]