You work hard for your money and you deserve to keep more of it in your pocket. Unfortunately, Democrats who have been running our state for decades don’t agree. Rhode Island has one of the highest tax burdens in the country. Is it fair that you pay more in property taxes, gasoline taxes, and a higher sales tax rate than most other Americans? The money you could be saving for hard times, for a college education for your children, or for your future retirement is being wasted on programs that are designed to build an unnecessary bureaucracy rather than help people in need.

The Rhode Island Republican Party is committed to fair tax rates that fund necessary programs for the poor while also keeping as much money as possible in your pocket. You worked for it, and you should keep it. We also believe that the money you do pay in taxes needs to be spent wisely with checks and balances that ensure that your money is going where it should.

Taxes are a necessary part of running a successful community, but the tax policies enacted by the Democrat Party have been irresponsible and destructive. Rhode Island Republicans have a different plan. We want to empower Rhode Islanders by letting you decide how your own money should be spent rather than giving that right to politicians in the state capitol.