The last time Congress passed serious tax reform, this is what I looked like:
I'm focused on bringing radical reform to our broken and rigged tax code. This would be the first serious change to simplify our code and lower middle-class taxes since the Reagan administration. When it comes to tax reform, here are my goals:
Your taxes are too high. I support cutting tax rates and eliminating excessive taxes that are hurting our economy. Far too often people in Washington forget that every dollar they spend is the fruit of someone else's labor. This change would mean you keep more of the money you earn.
Our tax code is way too complicated. I support eliminating special-interest loopholes used by wealthy lobbyists and Washington, D.C. insiders to pay lower rates than the rest of America. Filing taxes should be so simple that you could use a form the size of a postcard.
Our country's tax code hurts innovation and crushes small businesses. I support reducing the tax code to level the playing field for American job creators and bring more business to the United States.
These are commonsense ideas that, I hope, will get bipartisan support.
The bottom line is that our government collects too much in taxes and doesn't do nearly enough to prevent special interests from rigging the system in their favor. These bold ideas will radically change the way Washington works!
To hear about the progress we made toward simpler and fairer taxes this week watch this week's Week In Review video. You'll also hear about how we averted catastrophe for veterans by getting my bill signed into law and made progress toward a safer and more secure United States: