Americans for Prosperity to pay gas tax Wednesday, in Lexington

AFP-SC to Pay Gas Tax for Drivers on Wednesday gas

Event at Lexington Gas Station highlights how much gas tax already costs South Carolinians.
Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina will be at a Lexington gas station this week, paying the gas tax burden for hard-working commuters in order to highlight how much the gas tax costs drivers in the state, and reinforce the argument against another tax hike.
The event will take place in Lexington at the Exxon Gas Station at 711 West Main Street during ‘rush hour’ on Wednesday morning, beginning at 7:00AM. AFP-South Carolina will cover the state and federal gas tax as well as the proposed ten-cent hike – a 45-cent reduction for drivers. Signage will reflect this change.
AFP-South Carolina State Director Dave Schwartz had the following to say:
“A gas tax hike will help line the pockets of powerful lobbyists and politicians, but it won’t fix our roads. Even though the state government collected $1.2 billion more from us than they budgeted, some politicians still want a gas tax hike. We urge all Lexington drivers to call Gov. Haley, Sens. Shane Massey, Ronnie Cromer and Katrina Shealy, and tell them to change their minds to oppose all plans that include a gas tax hike.”
The organization expects to cover the tax on the first 2,000 gallons of gas, and speak with commuters about our reform agenda to finally fix our roads.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit

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