Congressman Frank Lucas today made the following statement on Tax Day and the need for commonsense tax reform in America:
"Today, many of my constituents in Oklahoma's Third Congressional District will file their taxes and once again hand over money to the federal government. I realize the need for real tax reform remains, and I am committed to working in the House to help achieve this. I have long been a supporter of tax legislation that would terminate our current tax code and provide a new federal tax system that is simple and fair. The legislation helps accomplish this by applying a low tax rate to all Americans and eliminating the bias against savings and investment. Additionally, this legislation provides parameters to promote economic growth and job creation.
"Unfortunately, President Obama's approach does not meet the same goals. He has recently produced a budget that saddles American's with more taxes, and his flawed health care law continues to have negative effects on taxpayers. At a time when Americans are struggling to make ends meet, the last thing they need is an extra layer of tax burdens.
"As a Congressman representing the Third District, I can assure my constituents I will continue to work with other leaders in Congress to achieve the tax reform needed to help make Tax Day less of a burden for Americans and generations to come."