The Maine legislature is about to pass its budget, but some are calling for an increase in taxes. At the state capitol Thursday the unions showed up in force to make demands on the state budget at the expense of the taxpayers. Increasing taxes is NOT the answer; cutting wasteful government spending is.
According to the Tax Foundation Maine already has the second highest tax burden in the nation. TAKE ACTION now and tell lawmakers to pass a budget without any tax increases!
The Governor and his allies in the state house have called for raising the tobacco tax. But conservatives must stand strong against ANY attempts to raise taxes. Tobacco taxes in particular are an unreliable source of revenue that hit the owners of local convenience stores, gas stations, and restaurants hardest, as cigarette buyers turn to the internet and the black market to avoid the tax.
State governments need to learn to live within their means, and the budget should make sure that Maine does just that. Join FreedomWorks in taking a stand against new taxes – TAKE ACTION TODAY!