The issue of Tax Reform affects all of us and dealing with it is an important part of my work in Congress.
By bringing a common sense approach to government, I will fight hard to lower taxes for our working families and job creators. I believe that taxpayers are in the best possible position to determine how to spend their own money, not bureaucrats in Washington. It is critical that Congress finds ways to reduce taxes upon individuals, as well as the compliance costs associated with filling out complex and lengthy forms. Tax revenue is generated by ensuring people are working and profitable. It should not come from raising tax rates. Accordingly, I have made a promise to my constituents that I will never vote for a tax increase.
Bills that I’m a co-sponsor of:
- H.R.488, the Save Our Medical Devices Act. The massive health care law enacted in March 2010 included a provision imposing a 2.3 percent tax on the gross sales of medical and dental devices used to improve – and in some cases save – patients’ lives. The tax will begin hammering job creators in 2013 and is expected to cost companies $2 billion per year. It's a 2.3 percent tax on the sale of any medical device except for contact lenses, glasses and hearing aids and any other device that the HHS Secretary determines down the road that would be sold at a retail store for individual use i.e. band aids. H.R. 488 would repeal this provision.
For more information concerning my work and views on the issue of Tax Reform, please contact my Washington, DC office.
I look forward to your feedback.