Second District Congressional candidate, U.S. Army Reservist and former U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin today issued the following statement on reforming the federal income tax system and refuting an erroneous attack by his opponent:
"I have been and continue to be committed to tax reform that lowers taxes for every American. The audio cited by my opponent's campaign makes clear that I was open to considering a number of tax-cutting options and remain so. The more I learned about the so-called fair tax plan, the less I liked it. I did my homework. I will do my homework in Congress too. And unlike my opponent, who is looking for ways to raise taxes, I am looking for ways to cut taxes.
"My preference is to avoid any reform that includes a consumption tax and focus on the flat income tax with a lower overall burden because I believe it is better for the economy and private sector job creation. Regardless of how we reform our tax system, one thing is clear: my opponent never misses the opportunity to tax Arkansans, including voting against tax breaks for elderly or disabled Arkansas veterans."