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Common-Sense Tax Simplicity


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It's that time of year again. Today is the tax-filing deadline and many Americans have spent time the past few weeks and months crunching numbers for their federal income tax returns. At present, the federal tax code has been changed more than 4,000 times in the past decade. If we do not adapt now, it will only continue to expand but there are a number of steps we can take to simplify it.

The Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal, introduced by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and passed last month in the House of Representatives, calls for a more simplified tax code. I support the House GOP budget proposal, because it is the common-sense tax reform that the American people have long demanded from their representatives in Washington--lower tax rates, the closure of certain corporate loopholes, and more incentives for savings and investments. We need an economy based on opportunity and hard work, because in a fair fight I believe Americans will always win if they are given the opportunity. That's what I hope to accomplish as a supporter of the tax changes in the House GOP FY2013 budget proposal--a victory for American job creation.

I would like you to know that my office is here to help you with any issues you may have throughout the year, so please do not hesitate to contact my Central Ohio District Office at 614-771-4968.

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