We Need Real Tax Reform

Write Your Local PaperWe Need Real Tax ReformTell Washington to fix the tax code, not blow a hole in the budget.

Budget & Tax,  | Quick Take
Nov 28, 2017  | 1 min read | Print Article

Congress is in the process of making big changes to the federal tax code.

Taxpayers for Common Sense opposes the proposed packages because they fail to fix the underlying problems with the tax code, and they will dramatically increase deficits and the national debt.

Here is language you can use in a letter to the editor of your local paper.

Please add your own thoughts to this as well. Use the tool below for instructions about how to submit your letter.

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Dear Editor:

I support comprehensive tax reform, but I do not support the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

This irresponsible bill adds at least $1.4 trillion to the deficit and could add as much as $1.7 trillion. The development of the bill completely left out rank-and-file Republicans and all Democrats. The proposal relies on magical thinking about economic growth in order to pretend there won’t be massive increases to the deficit and debt, and uses gimmicks to make it look like the changes in law cost less down the road.

In 1986, the last time Congress did comprehensive tax reform, it was an inclusive, bipartisan process, and the Senate finally passed it by a vote of 97-3.

Congress is taking us in the wrong direction and is playing tricks in order to get it done. They need to go back to the drawing board.


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