We want to support Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Kevin Brady with their efforts to “sunset” the current tax code so we can get on with major tax reform. Please join us in signing the enclosed letter to them. If you are signing, please provide your name as you would like it to be presented, organization – and logo, if available – please include an email address or phone number where you can be reached.
Representative Robert Goodlatte
House Judiciary Committee
Representative Kevin Brady
House Ways and Means Committee
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 28, 2016
Dear Representatives Goodlatte and Brady,
Thank you for your leadership on tax reform by seeking to “sunset” the current complex and unfair tax code that is destroying jobs and investment in America.
We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, write in support of H.R. 27, the Tax Code Termination Act. This legislation would create a much needed catalyst for comprehensive tax reform by providing a sunset date for the current Internal Revenue Code. We urge the House of Representatives to pass this important legislation and get on with the business of drafting a new tax code immediately.
For far too long we have seen how our current tax code has discouraged growth and entangled our citizens in its massive regulatory volumes. As James Madison warned, “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” If the United States is to remain the land of freedom and opportunity we must get major barriers, such as our burdensome tax code, out of its way. We encourage the 114th Congress to act boldly on tax reform by passing H.R. 27 to affirm to the American people that tax reform is truly a priority.
This legislation has already gained significant support in the first session of the 114th Congress. We write now to encourage you and your colleagues to move this legislation through the Committee process and to the floor of the House of Representatives. The Tax Code Termination Act will force Congress to debate and enact a new, pro-growth, pro-jobs tax system. The American people are eager for such a debate. The sooner the better.
Lewis K. Uhler, President
NATIONAL TAX LIMITATION COMMITTEE
Peter Ferrara, Policy Advisor
NATIONAL TAX LIMITATION FOUNDATION
And the HEARTLAND INSTITUTE