From Rep. Mike Rogers: Making our broken tax code simpler and fairer

As most folks across East Alabama have seen in the news lately, President Trump and Congress are working together to help make our broken tax code fairer and simpler.

The House and Senate have both passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution, which clears the path to start tax reform and it has been quite some time since this has happened.

Guy Hunt was elected first Republican Governor of Alabama in more than 100 years, Auburn’s Bo Jackson was first pick of the NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Bangles were topping the charts, The Oprah Winfrey Show made its first national broadcast, Teddy Ruxpin was every child’s dream toy and the TV show “Dallas” brought Bobby Ewing back from the dead.  That was the last time the tax code was reformed – the year was 1986.

These are all great memories to look back on, but it’s amazing how much has changed since we’ve done anything on tax reform. Now Congress will begin the overhaul by simplifying our tax code. Hard-working American families deserve to take home more of their hard-earned paychecks, and President Trump’s tax plan will help make that happen.

The plan will also give families more time together by making it easier to file. Instead of spending countless hours on filing taxes, the plan will make filing as easy as filling out a form the size of a postcard. The plan will give families back that time and money spent on preparing for Tax Day. The tax plan will also help our small businesses, which are the backbone of our local economies, by lowering tax rates and leveling the playing field. 

Closing special interest loopholes and rewarding hard work should help encourage investment back in America and help bring more good-paying jobs back home. I support President Trump’s efforts to reform our broken tax code to make things easier on the hard-working families across East Alabama. Learn more about the plan at fairandsimple.gop and sign up for SMS notifications on tax reform by texting “TAX REFORM” to 50589.

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