New tax plan only more of the same
There is broad agreement that our tax system is broken and in need of reform. We see how big companies dodge taxes, often using complex accounting tricks to hide their money offshore.
But the new tax plan released by Congress would only be more of the same. President Trump and many congressional Republicans have touted this new plan as a tax cut for middle class families, where in reality the majority of Americans would be getting the raw end of the deal. Instead of fixing the problems that allow companies to dodge taxes, it would keep offshore incentives in place and reward the biggest tax dodgers with steep discounts on the taxes they owe. Meanwhile, local small businesses would need to compete against larger competition while paying higher tax rates.
This is unacceptable. We must stand for a fair and equitable tax code that works for everyone. Together we can make our voices heard by telling our
representatives in Congress that we oppose this new plan and that we need to work toward a tax system that starts with everyone playing by the same rules.
PHOENIX TRENT. CHARLOTTESVILLE.