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Congress Needs to Take Axes to Taxes

BY Adam Brandon and Alfredo Ortiz
Originally Published in Washington Examiner by Adam Brandon and Alfredo Ortiz on 6/28/17.

Despite the fact that Republicans hold the White House and majorities in the House and Senate, six months have passed and we've seen zero major legislative victories. Some conservatives are calling on Congress to cancel their August recess in order to make progress on top priorities, including fundamental tax reform.

We need economic growth. Currently our complex, high-rate tax code with exceptions and carve-outs for this company or that industry holds us back from vital economic growth of 3 percent or more. For families and small businesses, compliance is not only complicated but often costly, both in terms of dollars and hours spent. The 74,000-page tax code makes it difficult to know how you'll be taxed from year to year.

All across the country, people are fed up with the bloated bureaucracy of the IRS. The time has come to use our voices to get fundamental tax reform.