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Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before.
What I heard was that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory. He'll have Social Security reform passed, that he'll have tax reform passed, that he'll have conservative judges on the courts.
Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.'
Russell B. Long
The important thing about tax reform is you make the tax code less complicated, easier for people to understand.
The tax issue is the most powerful issue in American politics going back to the Tea Party. People say, 'Oh, Grover Norquist has power.' No. Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform focus on the tax issue. The tax issue is a powerful issue.
What we need is fundamental tax reform.
Tax reform is a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
Why is it that half of the households in America pay zero income tax? We need some real tax reform.
I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform, illegal immigration's reform, tax reform, or some of the other real issues that are out there.
I would go to them and I would explain this is the price of going forward. We're going to move ahead in all these other areas. We're moving ahead in tax reform and GST, we are moving ahead on trade, but this will not be done at the cost of the environment.
The key to revenue growth is tax reform that closes loopholes and that is pro-growth. Then with a growing economy, that's where your revenue growth comes in, not from higher taxes.
I think we can have some tax reform, but that doesn't mean tax increases. We ought to make the, the rates flatter. We ought to get rid of a bunch of those loopholes.
When I worked in the White House for President Carter, we tried to do comprehensive tax reform and we made some progress, and other presidents have as well.
Now, the president would like to do tax reform, which would obviously lower rates for most people in America and make the tax code fair and get rid of loopholes and special treatment. But absent tax reform, the president believes the right way to get our fiscal house in order is ask the wealthy to pay their fair share.
I'm not feeling undertaxed. Tax reform is an important issue. You have to have an inherent sense of fairness.
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Romney said that his tax reform proposal is 'very similar to the Simpson-Bowles plan.' How I wish it were.
We pursued the wrong policies. George Bush is not on the ballot. Bill Clinton is not on the ballot. Mitt Romney is on the ballot, and Barack Obama is on the ballot. And Mitt Romney is proposing tax reform, regulatory reform, a wise budget strategy and trade. The president has proposed tax increases.
It's not coincidence that the U.S. is in last place in the world in terms of corporate tax rate. It's because our system is set up to block tax reform.
Tax reform and expanded trade are going to be so important to the economy of Illinois, particularly the 11th Congressional District, which is a major manufacturing and a major agricultural district.
A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues.
A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform.
Russell B. Long
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