Fix the Debt Weighs in on Tax Reform Efforts in Congress

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The Campaign to Fix the Debt backs Bipartisan Effort by Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) to Reform Tax Code

Fundamental tax reform is critical to getting the country’s finances under control. That’s why Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the chairs of the two congressional tax-writing committees, have been working closely together for over a year to garner support for a major re-write of the tax code in Congress. Now they are taking their crusade to the masses through social media.

As reported by The Hill on 5/9/13, the bipartisan duo now has a website where taxpayers can offer input like their tax stories and suggestions for reform. They also have a Twitter account – @simplertaxes – to promote an online conversation about dealing with deductions, exemptions and other loopholes known as tax expenditures in a way that simplifies the tax code.

The Campaign to Fix the Debt, a non-partisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path, has weighed in on the effort and is encouraging its supporters to participate.

“More Members of Congress are finally getting the message that fixing our fiscal mess requires bipartisanship and working together. Yesterday, Senator Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Congressman Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, who have demonstrated a bi-partisan partnership for some time, launched their joint initiative for tax reform.”

“‘Baucus and Camp have made it clear: Congress is listening to the more than 350,000 citizens who are calling for a bipartisan solution to our debt,” continued Jon Romano, spokesman for the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a non-partisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path.

“We are on our way to Fixing the Debt, but there’s still more work to do. We are hopeful that they will put forth a comprehensive tax reform plan that will broaden the base, lower the rates, reduce the deficit, and grow the economy. Millions of Americans and small businesses will benefit from comprehensive tax reform and we encourage them to raise their voice in the dialogue opened by these Congressional Leaders.”

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is composed of individuals from different social, economic and political perspectives who are united by a common belief that America’s growing federal debt threatens the future of the country and must be addressed. The Campaign to Fix the Debt mobilizes key communities-including leaders from business, government, and policy-and people all across America who want to see elected officials step up to solve our nation's fiscal challenges.

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