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In ads, Koch-backed group asks Curbelo to oppose border adjustment tax

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The political group created by the industrialist Koch brothers wants Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo to come out against the border adjustment tax, House Republicans' plan to impose a 20 percent tax on imports into the country.

The Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity is launching a six-figure digital ad campaign urging Curbelo to "support AFP's plan to un-rig the economy." Curbelo sits on the Ways and Means Committee that will rewrite tax policy. He hasn't publicly supported or opposed the tax so far.

"We hope Congressman Curbelo uses his leadership role in passing pro-growth tax reform based on AFP's 5 Principles of simplicity, efficiency, equitability, predictability, and no new burden on taxpayers," AFP state director Chris Hudson said in a statement. "That starts with opposing a border adjustment tax – a trillion-dollar tax on consumers masquerading as a tax on imports."

Photo credit: José A. Iglesias, el Nuevo Herald