Published on Apr 18, 2013
On Wednesday, April 17th, Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) spoke in favor of tax reforms for the American people.
This week, many of my constituents filed tax returns.
Unfortunately, their taxes weren't the only thing they had to pay.
Hardworking Americans will spend 168 billion dollars completing their taxes under our country's 4 million word tax code.
America's tax system is broken and simply doesn't meet the needs of a 21st century economy.
It is time for a simpler, fairer, flatter tax code. One that eliminates special interest loopholes to ensure everyone pays what they owe.
But what we don't need is higher taxes.
The government is already poised to take in record revenues this year, yet the President insists on calling for another $1.1 trillion in new taxes.
Levying more taxes on families and businesses won't create jobs and won't lead to economic prosperity.
Rather, we need to cut the spending, balance the budget and rein in excessive government.
Comprehensive Tax Reform is something that the American people overwhelmingly support and something that House Republicans remain committed to addressing.
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