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Mark Callahan on Tax Reform

 

 


Support flat tax or FairTax; oppose growing government

Q: What do you think an improved tax system should look like?

CALLAHAN: I support scaling back and potentially eliminating the IRS, in favor of implementing a more simplified tax system such as a Flat Tax or a Fair Tax.

Q: How will you try to reduce polarization in Congress so problems can be solved?

CALLAHAN: Concentrate on items that we have in common, as Americans, as One Team, as opposed to the issues that divide us. These items can then be solved in a Limited Government manner, by not growing the size of government to solve the problems. Growing the size of government to solve problems is not something we should be doing, as it results in more debt, and less freedom.

Source: League of Women Voters Guide to 2016 Oregon Senate race , Sep 9, 2016

Implement a Flat Tax to replace 74,000-page tax system

I will support legislation for the implementation of a Flat Tax, to replace the current tax system. The current tax system is 74,000+ pages long, and full of carve outs and cronyism that disadvantage those in the lower and middle class. I am in favor of greatly reducing the size and scope of the Internal Revenue Service, to bring our country back in line with the precepts of limited government. I believe that we should be able to do our taxes on a post card.
Source: 2016 Oregon Senate campaign website CallahanForOregon.com , Aug 31, 2016

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