"RESTORE PROSPERITY WITH REFORM OF TAX CODE"
- Andrew Doehrel, The Columbus Dispatch
In The Columbus Dispatch, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s Andrew Doehrel urges Congress to “seize this historic opportunity” to support tax reform “that will reduce taxes on business and individuals, simplify the tax code, and make our nation more competitive in the world economy.” Doehrel compares the current tax system to an outdated automobile, saying it is “inefficient, impedes performance and is cumbersome to the end user,” in an America and global marketplace that has greatly changed since the last tax overhaul in 1986. Looking at the “period of robust economic growth and significant job creation” following President Reagan’s Tax Reform Act, Doehrel concludes a reform of the federal tax code will allow “our economy, businesses and people to flourish for years to come.”
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Regarding tax reform, The Washington Free Beacon reports that recent polling shows “there is a bipartisan consensus among American voters that Congress should make passing a comprehensive tax reform bill that lowers taxes for the middleclass a top priority.”
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And in Fox News, Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) and contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy write on President Trump’s impending Puerto Rico visit next week where the President will survey damage and “make sure that the federal government and mainland Americans don’t forget about our fellow citizens struggling in Puerto Rico.”