Nan Swift, director of federal affairs for the National Taxpayers Union, says local taxpayers should be upset about the proposed tax hike.
“Taxpayers should be outraged,” Swift said. “If I were a taxpayer in Madison, Georgia, I would be concerned that my city leaders are making it harder for businesses to want to move there and have economic growth.”
Swift says the proposal will also lighten consumers’ pocketbooks.
“For a business that sells things, those are costs that would be passed on to customers,” Swift said. “In that way, it would dissuade people from coming to town. It definitely hurts business growth. Certainly, no small business would be eager to expand or relocate there, and if people face higher prices, that’s going to affect their buying decisions as well.”
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