The BAT will become a sales tax on consumers that won’t be limited to luxury goods. It will hit every consumer’s wallet by increasing the cost of our daily necessities including groceries, fuel, and clothing. Utah is full of innovative entrepreneurs building businesses that are creating jobs and becoming a strength of our economy. BAT will affect retailers, including Utah’s local businesses that rely on the global marketplace to keep their doors open and hire employees.
America First isn’t about picking winners and losers in the marketplace or burdening consumers with higher prices. I urge Sen. Orrin Hatch to make the right decision to protect jobs and the middle-class and oppose the border adjustment tax.