A Jeffersonian Dinner | Arizona Tax Reform & Implications of New Policies
August 26, 2021 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Casa Corazon Restaurant
2637 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Prop 208 raises taxes by $1 billion and ignores students.
COVID-19 has left Arizonans reeling from unprecedented job losses and previously unimaginable disruption to our students’ education. But now, under the banner of the ironically named “Invest in Ed” tax increase, political activists have doubled down on their union-backed plan to further inflame the economic insecurity of Arizona families and small businesses, while ignoring the needs of the very group they claim to serve: our students.
Indeed, in a time when over 100,000 small businesses have permanently closed across the nation and Americans are looking to emerge from the economic devastation of COVID-19, tax increases on job creators are the last thing Arizona needs.
Prop 208 would make Arizona the 10th-highest taxing state in the nation.
If passed, the $1 billion price tag of Prop 208 will put Arizona on par with California and New York as one of the worst states in the country when it comes to taxes. This will certainly launch Arizona to new heights—not by boosting academic outcomes, but rather by catapulting the state into the top 10 highest taxing states in the nation. With a near doubling of the state’s top tax rate, the weight of Invest in Ed will fall squarely on the backs of entrepreneurs and small businesses, while cutting the legs out from Arizona’s fragile economic recovery.
While the case of whether or not Prop 208 was legally placed on the ballot is still before the Arizona Supreme Court, we invite our members to attend this discussion to learn about the short history of Prop 208 and it’s long term effects on Arizona’s economy.
This Jeffersonian-style dinner starts with networking, reflections from those around the table, and continues with an engaging conversation on the fundamentals of our right to own property and do what we want with that property as an American Citizen.
We encourage AF Hub members to bring a guest they disagree with on this issue, and participate in our lively discussion. Speakers will be announced prior to the event.
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