Michigan Retailers Association offers downloadable sign opposing BAT
The Michigan Retailers Association is among the many partnering with the Americans for Affordable Products coalition in an attempt to stop the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT).
Amy Drumm, the VP of Government Affairs for the MRA, penned an editorial encouraging retailers to write their congressperson to voice their opposition to the BAT.
In it, she wrote, “The BAT is just fancy government lingo for a new tax on imported products that retailers — and ultimately consumers — will end up paying. Since absorbing a 20 percent tax on goods is next to impossible, retailers will be forced to pass along the added cost to customers.”
The BAT, which is part of a Republican-led tax reform plan, has been the source of much controversy. It’s even led to some division within the Republican Party, and it’s been reported that the Trump Administration isn’t in favor of it.
In addition to urging folks to voice opposition to their representative, the MRA is offering a downloadable sign (see right) to be placed in business windows.
For Drumm’s full editorial or to download the sign, follow this link.