Members of Americans for Prosperity – Georgia (AFP-GA) are scheduled to host an event opposing what they said was U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan.
AFP-GA has scheduled the event for 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday July 23 at Tom Triplett Community Park, Pavilion No. 1 in Pooler, Georgia.
U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA-01) will serve as special guest speaker.
This, according to a press release that AFP-GA published Friday.
Event organizers said they will “discuss the wasteful, partisan ‘infrastructure’ bill being proposed by the Biden Administration and the harm that it will cause to hardworking Georgians.”
According to its website, AFP-GA members advocate for long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems including, among others, unsustainable government spending and debt, a broken immigration system, and a rigged economy.
In May, Carter, responding to Democrats’ proposed tax increases, pitched what he said was a better way for the federal government to generate money, and he referred to it as the FairTax.
“As people file their taxes this season, they should be aware that the numbers may look different next year — and not in a good way. That is because as the nation recovers from a pandemic in which many lost their jobs, Democrats want to raise taxes. In this moment of turmoil in our country, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are focused on who should pay more. No hardworking person or job creator is safe. However, there is an easy solution to this attack on paychecks: the FairTax,” Carter said.
“The FairTax would eliminate the federal income, payroll, and estate and gift taxes and replace them with a revenue-neutral national 23 percent consumption tax. This would level the playing field, allowing people to keep every cent of their hard-earned money while ensuring everyone pays their fair share. Every single person, whether they were born in America, immigrated here 20 years ago, or came illegally across the border yesterday, would pay a 23 percent tax on new goods and services. The FairTax’s approach would capture tax revenue from the spending of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, and with a crisis along our southern border, that number may continue to grow. The FairTax also eliminates tax benefits that illegal immigrants have been able to take advantage of. While illegal immigrants are not eligible for federal public benefits, a 2011 Treasury Inspector General report found that individuals who are not authorized to work in the U.S. were paid $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits.”
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