Senator Rapert Files Taxpayers’ Protection Amendment

January 28, 2013 | Posted in Legislature, Taxes | By

This morning Senator Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) filed SJR4, the Taxpayers’ Protection Amendment.

Under his amendment a ¾ vote of the Arkansas Legislature would be necessary to levy a new tax or raise existing taxes.

A simple majority vote would allow the legislature to lower taxes or change tax deductions, exemptions, exceptions, or credits.

Senator Rapert filed a similar amendment two years ago.

Please contact your lawmakers, and ask them each to support Senator Rapert’s amendment.

  • The phone number for the Arkansas Senate is 501-682-2902.
  • The Arkansas House of Representatives is 501-682-6211.

You can read the latest version of the amendment here.

Talk Business Poll: Voters Not Sold On Tax Hikes For Roads

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Arkansas | By

The latest Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll reveals that voters aren’t sold on two separate tax hikes for roads. To read more, click here.

Obamacare Biggest Tax-Increase in Twenty Years

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Healthcare, Obamacare, Taxes | By

“Can a people tax themselves into prosperity? Can a man stand in a bucket and lift himself up by the handle?” –Winston Churchill, Speech at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England (1904)

Many are calling yesterday’s healthcare ruling upholding Obamacare as a “tax” the largest tax-increase in history. It may very well be that, if implemented, by the end of this decade we will look back on Obamacare and its bureaucracy and see that it certainly was the largest tax-increase in U.S. history. However, Politifact.com is reporting that, at the very least, Obamacare is the largest tax-increase in two decades.

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