House Bill 1434 - Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax
Liberty Is Essential PAC opposes all tax increases and any bill which creates a new tax that results in a net tax increase. The PAC stands firmly with Americans for Tax Reform (www.atr.org) on issues involving taxation.
Liberty Is Essential PAC also opposes this bill on the basis of it's supporters' stated goal of reducing tobacco and e-liquid sales in Indiana. Using a tax increase to force behavioral modification is social engineering, which is not an acceptable function of government in a liberty-minded society.
Compounding this issue is the reality that thousands of Hoosier small business owners, who have already been struggling to stay in business due to the Governor's executive orders, will have their revenues negatively impacted even more by this inappropriate and poorly-conceived attempt to improve public health.