Neal Barton's POV

Simplify the tax code

POV
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 6:42pm

The tax code has come up a lot lately during the Republican Presidential Debates.

Herman Cain has rocked the political world with his 9-9-9.

And this week Rick Perry is supposed to unveil a simpler flat tax to get him back on the radar screen after a series of disappointing debates.

But I have done my own focus group...by talking to you when I see you on the street..church or wherever.

And the tax code is what we call in my business a hot-button issue.

This next fact from the U-S senate website.

We have made 15,000 changes to the tax code since 1986, but many of these changes have stretched the code in different directions. Have these changes left us with a tax code that is more efficient, competitive and fair? How have these changes affected average Americans?

15-thousand changes.

Are you kidding me?

Even the secretary of the treasury can't figure out how to file his own taxes.

I never was great in math...but the fact that most Americans cannot sit down over the dinner table and see "we made this much....we have two kids...we pay for this house...boom...here is how much we pay."

And now this administration but on more and more regulations on top of this.

This tax code has to be fixed.

This has to be simplified.

The last 50 years we have allowed though well-meaning and touchy feely programs to turn over our lives to a bunch of bureaucrats who never met red tape they didn't like.

I don't know how to do it or what its going to take.

The but key to getting back to where we once were as a nation....needs to start with this
ridiculous ball of twine we call the united states tax code.

That's my point of view what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com

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