A new bill provides for parents of unvaccinated children to pay double tax

A new bill provides for parents of unvaccinated children to pay double tax

Rhode Island Democrats are pushing for a bill to double the state income tax on parents of unvaccinated minors.

“Rhode Island Democrats want to punish the parents of children who refused to comply with COVID vaccine mandates.

If passed, the bill would cripple people financially by doubling their personal income tax and requiring them to pay a monthly fine of $50.

U.S. Sen. Samuel Bell is the lead lawmaker in support of the bill, which obliges all Rhode Island residents, workers and taxpayers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as any subsequent boosters the state’s health director may require.

The text of the bill can be read here (https://webserver.rilegislature.gov/BillText22/SenateText22/S2552.pdf).

In order to obtain the release of a minor, the bill sets an extremely strict requirement. Parents will need to have the opinion of three different doctors stating that the child is “not fit for immunization” and the child will have to put his or her signature on the form.

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