The U.S. tax code is overly-complex and can be very frustrating. I support tax reform and I will continue to promote measures that reduce the overwhelming tax burden levied on the backs of American workers, their families, and small businesses. Our future lies not in the size of government, but in the people who drive this country’s prosperity: the entrepreneurs, the innovators, and those who work hard to achieve their American Dream.
I am a strong advocate for pro-growth policies that will help eliminate uncertainty and get investment dollars off the sidelines, creating more jobs for Americans. I believe we must invest in small businesses and provide them with the tools they need to prosper, create jobs and escape the burdensome and unnecessary regulations that hinder growth. Additionally, I believe the government must spend taxpayer dollars more wisely by addressing mandatory spending on programs such as Medicare and Social Security, without changing the benefits for those aged 55 and older, and eliminating other duplicative entitlement programs. I believe that only once we begin to achieve these goals can we start to put the brakes on out-of-control deficit spending in Washington.
Last Congress, I cosponsored the Fair Tax Act, which would repeal the income tax, the payroll tax, and estate and gift tax and impose a simple 23% national sales tax. In the 115th Congress, we have the opportunity to enact comprehensive tax reform and put in a place a simpler, fairer system that encourages savings, investment and economic growth.