For the last half-century, NTU has fought—and successfully resisted—efforts to increase government-imposed burdens on job creators, taxpayers, and consumers. NTU takes particular pride in defending consumers, especially travelling taxpayers who continue to be burdened with expensive taxes and fees. It’s estimated that for air travel, government-mandated taxes and fees can account for more than one-fifth of the average ticket price. Considering many are paying a higher effective tax rate than they would on their federal tax return, it’s easy to see why we would be firmly opposed to more burdens.