You don’t need to be an economist to understand that a border adjustment tax on imports will ultimately be passed on to consumers. It means higher prices on groceries, gas, medicine and clothing. Many working families could be paying up to $1,700 more per year for these basic needs. That’s a rough hit that Utah families can’t afford.
As a struggling middle-class worker, I certainly don’t expect immediate change and I’m not looking for handouts. But please don’t make life harder on us by making our basic needs more expensive. I encourage Sen. Orrin Hatch to oppose this misguided tax policy and protect Utahns’ household budgets.