Taming the tax code beast

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    Taming the tax code beast

    Obama has done nothing with tax reform, zero , nada,  in 5 years as President, despite claims about 'reforming Government". Obama and Democrats are only interested in growing Government.

    Simplifying the tax code could boost the economy in a big way and create jobs...but the special interest groups wont have it. The excreable Harry Reid will only agree to tax reform if yet more revenue is confiscated from the private sector to his God of Government...

    George Will:

    "Each year 6.1 billion hours are spent complying with the tax code. This is equal to the work time of 3 million full-time workers, making tax compliance one of America’s largest industries. Is there time for Congress to reduce this waste of time? "

    Every complexity in the 4 million-word tax code was created at the behest of a muscular interest group that tenaciously defends it. Which is why tax simplification would be political reform: Writing lucrative wrinkles into the code is one of the primary ways the political class confers favors. Furthermore, “targeted” tax cuts serve bossy government’s behavior modification agenda: Do what we want you to do and you can keep more of your money. Simplification would reduce the opportunities for the political class to throw its weight around. Hence the flinch from simplification.

    At the 2004 Republican convention, George W. Bush vowed to “simplify” the tax code’s “complicated mess.” The convention roared approval. Next, he promised new complexities — tax benefits for “opportunity zones” in depressed areas, a tax credit to encourage businesses to offer health savings accounts. Another roar of approval.

    Since the 1986 simplification, the code has been re-complicated more than 15,000 times at the behest of Americans who simultaneously praise the principle of simplification. All other taxes could be abolished if we could tax the nation’s cognitive dissonance. "

     
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    At least George Will is honest enough to admit that reforming the tax code requires Congress to act. 

    You on the other hand....not so much.  All Obama's fault.

     
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    At least George Will is honest enough to admit that reforming the tax code requires Congress to act. 

    You on the other hand....not so much.  All Obama's fault.



    Yet another example of Obama leading from the rear.

     
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    At least George Will is honest enough to admit that reforming the tax code requires Congress to act. 

    You on the other hand....not so much.  All Obama's fault.

     



    Yet another example of Obama leading from the rear.

     

     

    I thought is was "Bush`s fault"




    He was part of the problem.  But the single biggest obstacle to comprehensive tax reform is the Republican myth that spending cuts alone can achieve economic and budget goals.

     
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    At least George Will is honest enough to admit that reforming the tax code requires Congress to act. 

    You on the other hand....not so much.  All Obama's fault.

     



    Yet another example of Obama leading from the rear.

     

     

    I thought is was "Bush`s fault"

     

     




    He was part of the problem.  But the single biggest obstacle to comprehensive tax reform is the Republican myth that spending cuts alone can achieve economic and budget goals.

     

     

     



    Not a myth.  Read the Wall Street Journal article on sequestration.

     

    Cutting spending works.  OBama should be proud that he was the brains behind the sequester.

     
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    [QUOTE]Yet another example of Obama leading from the rear.



    Which is it: Ramming something down your throat or leading from the rear?

     

     

    Get your fetish straight.

    [/QUOTE]

    Maybe its a combination.  Ramming from the rear, or something.

     
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