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Tax Code Liberation Day

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Madam Speaker, the case for tax reform was never made more clear when Americans recently struggled to fill out their increasingly complicated income tax forms. What we really need now is Tax Code Liberation Day.

Our convoluted Tax Code has become a major obstacle to individual freedom, which must be removed as soon as possible. It prevents small businesses from hiring more workers in what is now a nearly dead economic recovery.

The burden of preparing your taxes is now nearly as onerous as actually paying for the taxes. It takes 13 hours for the average American to prepare his or her taxes. The Tax Code remains almost 4 million words, many of which are incomprehensible.

We must all work together to free small businesses and individuals of the most complex regulation of them all--the Federal Income Tax Code.

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