Jody Hice on Tax Reform
Hice: Strongly Agree.
Question topic: Briefly list political or legislative issues of most concern to you.
Hice: Passing a Balanced Budget Amendment would be a great step towards restoring fiscal sanity in Washington and renewing American prosperity. The spending mentality in Washington must be broken so we can restore our nation. Repealing the 16th Amendment, abolishing the IRS and passing the FairTax is another issue I consider of great importance. Now, more than ever, is the time the people can rise up and demand a change in our tax code so we stop punishing people for success.
Repeals the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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Congressional Summary: This bill imposes a national sales tax in lieu of the current income and corporate income tax, employment taxes, and estate and gift taxes. The rate of the sales tax will be 23% in 2017, with adjustments in subsequent years. U.S. residents receive a monthly sales tax rebate (Family Consumption Allowance) based upon family size and poverty guidelines. No funding is allowed for the operations of the Internal Revenue Service after FY2019. Finally, the FairTax terminates if the 16th Amendment to the Constitution (authorizing an income tax) is not repealed within 7 years.
Supporters reasons for voting YEA: Rep. MORAN: I am all on board on tax reform, but the best solution is not tinkering with the current system; it is an overhaul of the current Tax Code. The FairTax, in my view, brings two goals front and center: to pass on to the next generation of Americans the freedoms and liberties guaranteed by our Constitution, and the opportunity for every American to live the American dream.
Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (by FairTaxWarrior.com):
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