Tax Burden and Reform Pledge

Cheryl Bly-Chester

* ATR defines the term ‘user fee’ very narrowly: ‘To qualify as a fee, a charge must fund a specific service, with no excess going into a general fund; the charge must be paid only by those who use that specific government service; and individuals must have the choice whether to purchase the service from government (and thus pay the fee) or to purchase the service from a private business. Excise taxes, sales taxes or taxes levied on businesses to pay for government regulation are not user fees.’

Cheryl Bly-Chester
1000 Sunrise Blvd. Suite 9B-122
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 721-8339