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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Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today celebrated passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the first major overhaul of our nation’s tax code since 1986. The bill passed by a vote of 227 to 205.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to the introduction of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation unveiled today to fundamentally reform the tax code for the first time since 1986.
Last week, the House took a big step toward long overdue tax reform when we passed our budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The budget is important because it opens up the process by which we can bypass a Democrat filibuster and pass tax reform with 51 votes in the Senate.
A lot has changed in our country since 1986. Ronald Reagan was President, Top Gun was a hit at the box offices, and Matlock had just premiered on television.
One thing that hasn’t changed since then? The tax code.
1986 was the last time we had meaningful tax reform in this country, and that is a shame. The current tax code does not match the realities of today’s economy or the needs of modern Americans. Thankfully, a new tax code is on the horizon.
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.