Tax Reform

Tax Reform

The current federal tax code is an abomination.  It is too complex, too expensive to comply with, discourages productivity, picks winners and losers in certain industries, provides poor economic incentives, and relies too heavily on too few taxpayers to fund government activities.  We need fundamental tax reform to fix the inefficiencies in how the federal government raises revenue. 

There are a number of proposals I agree with in principle that would simplify the federal tax code.  Tax reform should remove the disincentives for businesses and individuals to be more productive and lead to greater economic growth, prosperity and job creation.

Any tax reform, however, must be coupled with an insistence that the federal government also spend taxpayer money wisely and only on those things for which it has explicit constitutional authority.

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Honor Utah Veterans Gallery

As we approach Veterans Day on November 11, I am creating a photo gallery display in my Senate office memorializing the service of Utah’s veterans. If you are one of the brave Americans who has served or is serving, or if you are the friend or family member of a veteran - you are invited to share a photograph on Instagram that captures their commitment to country and their willingness to sacrifice.