WASHINGTON – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) released the Republican Party’s final of six platforms in a vision for a confident American on Friday (June 24). The policy position, entitled “A Better Way to do Tax Reform,” (.pdf) tackles America’s complex tax system in a way that simplifies the tax code and responsibly funds government while paying down the national debt, according to Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04).
“Our current tax code is too complex and discourages entrepreneurship,” Westerman said. “In order to put Americans back to work and grow our economy, we must have a tax code built for growth. Our tax code must be simpler, fairer, and flatter while closing loopholes, and helping businesses grow and employ Americans. The plan laid out by Speaker Ryan and House Republicans is a common sense way to help Americans keep more of their hard-earned money and level the playing field. I am committed to working with Speaker Ryan and House leadership to implement all parts of ‘A Better Way’ which will create a stronger America for generations to come.”