Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement in reaction to Tax Freedom Day, the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to fund its annual tax bill.
Wilson stated, "It is shameful that American taxpayers must work 108 days in order to foot the bill for their annual tax obligation. Already this year, the federal government's received revenues are up 12% in comparison to April 2012, and we anticipate a continuation of that trend throughout the remainder of the year. Although it is blatantly clear that we have a spending problem and not a revenue problem, the Presidential and Senate budgets propose taking even more of taxpayers' incomes to pay for more wasteful spending.
"We must make our broken tax code more fair and simple to allow American families and small businesses keep more of their hard earned money, which will increase wages and help create a stronger economy. House Republicans continually advocate for this cause. It's past the time for the President and Senate leadership to get on board."