Begrudgingly Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Tax Reform Act of 1996
Entrepreneurs and small businesses are being crushed by an outdated, confusing and counter-productive tax code. And businesses aren’t the only ones being squeezed. The United States has the highest business tax rate in the world, which is costing American families $3,000 per year in spending power.
Yet despite these challenges, last week marked a staggering 30 years since Congress last passed major tax reform.
Working together, the next president and Congress can deliver for America's taxpayers by simplifying the tax code and setting a fair business rate of no higher than 25 percent within the first 100 days.
President Obama and GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan want to expand it. Tax preparation companies and illegal immigrants are cashing in on it. Fraudsters have found bottomless ways to exploit it.
The earned income tax credit, a bipartisan-supported "anti-poverty" benefit, is robbing honest, law-abiding Americans blind. Originally intended to help low- to moderate-income working individuals and couples with children, the refundable tax credit has ballooned into a massive welfare entitlement for politically correct constituents who pay no income taxes — yet are still eligible for…
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