HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A national group that promotes economic freedom is urging Rep. Tom Rice to oppose a new consumer tax.
The Club for Growth, which promotes that freedom through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, and education, according to a press release, paid $500,000 on a new advertisement that was set to be released Tuesday.
That ad says Rice proposed a 54 percent increase in the gas tax, but he refuses to oppose a $1 trillion consumer tax on American families, the release stated.
According to the ad, the tax will cost the average South Carolina family up to $1,700 more every year.
In a statement, Rice said:
Rice sits on the Ways and Means Committee. Republicans on the committee came up with what they call the blueprint for tax reform, saying it provides unprecedented simplicity and fairness for taxpayers.
According to CNN Monday, a border adjustment tax would give tax breaks to American companies that send products to other countries, while stripping tax breaks from American companies that import goods.
Club for Growth's ad also goes after Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee, Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama, and Rep. John Culberson of Texas.