Dr. Benishek: "Now Is The Time For Real Tax Reform"

Statement

By:  Dan Benishek
Date: Nov. 26, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) today again declared his strong support for comprehensive tax reform to boost economic growth by providing a simpler, fairer tax code.

"The time for campaigning has ended and the time for enacting pro-growth tax reform is now. Congress and the Administration have a real opportunity to work together to find solutions for the American people. Retooling America's broken tax code will provide a better environment for real job growth in Northern Michigan. Right now, the tax code is too complicated and is filled with loopholes and giveaways that favor some sectors over others. That needs to be fixed," said Dr. Benishek, an Iron River native and general surgeon.

Dr. Benishek has consistently called for comprehensive tax reform that will improve the economy and help address America's staggering national debt. By streamlining tax laws and allowing job providers to keep more of their own money, businesses will have the opportunity to invest more in expansion and create jobs. Additionally, tax reform will allow American families to better plan for the future by making a simpler and fairer tax code that is easier to understand.

"President Obama has made it clear that his plan is to raise taxes on families and businesses. That's the wrong approach. Economic experts have warned the President's devastating tax hikes will destroy as many as 710,000 jobs nationwide, including 21,000 jobs right here in Michigan. Northern Michigan families cannot afford higher taxes or the fiscal cliff. I encourage the President to work with the Congress in a true bipartisan fashion to achieve tax reform for the sake of America's families and small businesses," added Dr. Benishek.

On August 2, 2011, Dr. Benishek voted in support of the "Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act" (H.R. 6169), a bill that requires Congress to consider comprehensive tax reform. The legislation has not been acted on by the U.S. Senate.