Sep 14, 2017

Pro-Tax Reform Coalition: Most Significant Reform Since Reagan Could Be Just Around the Corner – Congress Must Deliver in 2017

Post by Freedom Partners

The key to unleashing the greatest benefits to millions of average Americans in the form of more jobs, higher wages and greater financial security through tax reform hinges on one major condition: getting it done in 2017.

This is the message being sent to “Big Six” tax negotiators by a massive coalition of 88 free-market and fiscal conservative groups including Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Tax Reform. The coalition’s focus is unity, momentum and urging action on a simpler, fairer and flatter tax code as quickly as possible as lawmakers inch closer a more detailed tax reform framework.

Read the coalition letter here.

“[W]e write to urge passage of comprehensive, pro- growth tax reform in 2017. In the past 30 years, the tax code has expanded in size and complexity. Today, the code serves well-connected special interests, not hard working American families,” the groups wrote.

“After many years of inaction, Congress and the administration have a chance to fix our broken tax system this year by making it fairer, simpler, and less burdensome. There is broad consensus on the need for tax reform. With the 2018 midterm elections in sight, it is also crucial that bold policies keeping the promises made to the American people are realized soon,” they added.

Average Americans are frustrated with the current tax system that rigs the economy to benefit well-connected special interests at the expense of hardworking taxpayers. The tax code should work for all Americans, not just those who can afford to pay the lobbyists, consultants and lawyers.

Congress and the administration have an unprecedented opportunity to fix our broken tax system, unrig the economy and deliver real relief for all Americans.