With April fifteenth right around the corner, the taxpayers in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes do not need a reminder it is tax season. Under the current tax code no one is being treated fairly. That is why I am committed to fostering a tax code that is simple, fair, and competitive. The current system is unfair and New Yorkers are fed up.–Rep. Tom Reed
This New Yorker didn’t know he was “fed up” until Tom told me. Thanks, Tom, maybe I should be fed up. Tom says our tax code is unfair to all; he has a point.
- Profitable corporations avoid taxes.
- Wealthy individuals benefit from numerous tax breaks.
- By underfunding enforcement, Congress facilitates cheating.
- A GOP proposal to repeal Federal estate taxes is more welfare for the rich.
Tom says he favors a tax code that is simple, fair, and competitive; what does he mean by that?
- Simple probably means some sort of flat tax–more welfare for the wealthy.
- Fair, probably means even less progressive rates than at present.
- Competitive? Tom is known to favor low rates for businesses; could that be his point?
Republican attacks on the IRS are unrelenting, unjustified and seditious. Do they intend to undermine the people’s confidence in government? How far would they go and to what end? When Reed says he wants to “protect the American taxpayer,” I worry. Who will protect us from Tom Reed? If Congress would lower taxes for the 1% and raise them for everyone else, would that be fairer? Would our country be better off?
© William Hungerford – April 2015