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Air Transport Association Ramping Up Anti-Tax Campaign

The Air Transport Association is fighting back against proposed passenger security and departure taxes that it says will cut 10,000 industry jobs with a new website, lobbying and an ad campaign.

ATA member airlines are also joining the campaign, asking frequent fliers to contact their representatives to oppose the taxes. The airlines are also putting information about the proposed tax hikes in reservation confirmation emails.
The ATA commissioned a study by Oliver Wyman that said the taxes, proposed by President Obama, would cost almost 10,000 jobs within a year and 180,000 jobs would be at risk because of spending reductions in manufacturing, airports and supporting businesses.

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