More on Tax Reform
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed HR 2009, Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013:
"This is what happens when unelected bureaucrats are given too much power by an administration that believes the federal government should have a say in nearly everything we do..."
Rather than President Barack Obama working to jumpstart the economy by meeting with his jobs council or laying out a plan for tax reform that will lower unemployment, the White House is busy dealing with a wide array of scandals. The Benghazi cover-up, the government secretly obtaining phone records belonging to the Associated Press and the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS (including the leaking of private information to supporters of the president), are all of the same variety.
“As families and businesses file their taxes today, we are reminded of the burden that our overly complex tax code places on American households. This year hardworking taxpayers have spent too many hours and dollars to comply with the over 74,000 pages of tax code. The need for common-sense tax reform couldn’t be clearer. By replacing our current tax code with a simpler, flatter, and more efficient one, we will strengthen our economy and allow Americans to keep more of what they earn so they can invest it in their future.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio fulfilled a commitment he made to his constituents by introducing his first House Joint Resolution, H.J.Res 27, which would amend the Constitution of the United States to prevent Congress from using its taxing authority in order to force someone to engage in commerce. Most notably, this amendment would prohibit the federal government from inflicting financial penalties on individuals who decline to purchase health care in the marketplace.