The current tax code contains over 1 million words and is far too complicated. American families and small businesses are forced to spend precious time complying with frivolous tax policies. I support reforming the tax code to make it simpler and fairer for all Americans.
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From health care to national security, people are worried about the direction our country is headed. That is certainly what I hear at my town hall meetings in Southwest Alabama, but the same is true all around the United States. According to Real Clear Politics, 65% of Americans believe our country is headed in the wrong direction.
When you are frustrated, it is simple to spend all your time complaining about what is wrong. In other words, it is easy to be against something.
You have all heard the quote before: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Just this week, many Americans are scrambling as we hit the filing deadline for 2016 individual tax returns.
Studies have shown that American families spend over 6 billion hours a year filing their taxes. That adds up to almost 700,000 years. Those numbers are astonishing.
Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1) released the following statement on Tax Day.
Our country is on an unsustainable fiscal course. On our current trajectory, the debt will reach nearly 170% of our national Gross Domestic Product by 2040. In just 10 years, we will spend more on servicing the debt than we will on national defense. With China already holding $12.3 trillion of our debt, a 47% share, there is no question we must take bold action to stem the flood of spending and debt that threatens to pull our country under.
Washington, DC – March 4, 2014 – Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1) issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s budget proposal released earlier today.
Byrne said: “The President signaled in his State of the Union address that he has little interest in working with Congress to find solutions that will move this country forward. Today, he is doubling down on that approach, submitting a bloated liberal wish list that will do little to pay down our debt, create jobs, or provide for a strong national defense.