Statement from Dr. Kelli Ward on the current status of tax cuts and reform

Tempe, AZ – Dr. Kelli Ward of Arizona, candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement today on Republican-led efforts to pass comprehensive tax reform:

“With Republicans in charge in Washington, D.C., the GOP has a rare opportunity to dramatically reform federal taxes to make them lower, simpler and fairer.”

“President Trump’s call for massive tax cuts and simplification of the tax code is the kind of bold vision that will improve Americans’ take-home pay and quality of life, while also making our economy more globally competitive.”

“Unfortunately, it looks like much of the swamp in Washington, D.C is satisfied with the status quo. The proposals currently being considered would cut taxes for many and raise taxes for millions in the middle class.  We can – and should – do better than this.  While many aspects of the bills before Congress have important reforms that will help stimulate and grow the economy, we should make it clear and unambiguous that Republicans will hold the line against tax hikes – especially for those in the middle class.”

“We also should not pass up the opportunity to make the tax code dramatically simpler. The tax code today is more than four times longer than the Bible, and I don’t expect the pending legislation to do much to fix that.” 

“Republicans should take this opportunity to implement the proposal advanced by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to use tax reform as a vehicle to finally repeal the Obamacare individual mandate tax, which would allow Republicans to finally make good on a promise they have been making for years.  With all of Arizona’s 15 counties limited to only one ACA insurer, now is the time to dismantle this failed system. That begins with the repeal of the individual mandate.”

“In the U.S. Senate, I will work tirelessly to fulfill President Trump’s promise of taxes that are low, simple and fair.”
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