Opponents set “tax revolt” to protest Chafee’s plan
Opponents of Governor Lincoln Chafee’s plan to raise the meal and beverage tax by two percentage points plan to dump tea into the river by Waterplace Park on Wednesday.
The PR outfit Regan Communications put out this info:
On Wednesday, March 21st, Rhode Island residents will declare “10% is 2much” by holding a Tax Revolt. Protesters will gather on the South Lawn of the State House at 1:00 p.m., march to Waterplace Basin, then dump tea into the river.
Governor Lincoln Chafee’s proposal to raise the Meals and Beverage tax from 8% to 10% unfairly targets one of the only industries in Rhode Island to create jobs and show growth in recent quarters. This proposal will not only stall that growth, but will likely undue much of it.
Every Rhode Islander benefits from a vibrant hospitality/tourism industry. By making this sector less competitive, every Rhode Island resident will be hurt.