ALGOP Chairman Calls for Cutting State Grocery Tax

Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl is coming out in full support of ending the state’s sales tax on groceries, and commends Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth and members of the Alabama Legislature for underscoring this important issue.

Statement from ALGOP Chairman John Wahl:

“It’s time to give hard working Alabamians a break. With the cost of living continuing to rise, I am seriously concerned about people’s ability to adequately provide for their families and keep their heads above water. Alabama is one of only three states that still fully tax all grocery sales, and I think this is an excellent starting point in relieving the tax burden on our citizens. 

“The Biden Administration’s economic policies have been an absolute disaster for low-income and middle class families, and I want to see Republican officials leading the charge to help our citizens make ends meet. The grocery tax significantly impacts our poorer communities more than anyone. We all have to eat, and skyrocketing food prices are especially hitting those families, as well as the elderly on fixed incomes. One of the core beliefs of the Republican Party is that government exists for the benefit of the people, not the other way around. We want to help those families and individuals struggling with food prices right now. It’s time to end the grocery tax.

“Cutting the grocery tax, along with protecting our children’s education, and defending the rights and freedoms of our citizens was an important part of the Alabama Republican Party’s 2022 election platform, and we are committed to continuing our work towards that goal. I am excited to see Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth and key members of the State Legislature targeting this important issue. I think Republicans working together can finally get this legislation across the finish line this legislative session.”

The Legislature returns from spring break on Tuesday, April 4th. Cutting the grocery tax is one of the issues they could take up during the remainder of the session.


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