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22 Reasons Why Tax Reform Matters

Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) are accepting proposals for reforming our current tax system. Why does tax reform matter?

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1. Most people think the tax code looks like…

2. But it really looks more like…

3. It's easy enough for the rich...

4. But it's not simple, not efficient, and not fair for everyone else!

5. A simple tax code really looks like this…

6. Instead of this.

7. The tax code may be costing almost $1 trillion every year.

8. Ok, that really does suck, but seriously…what’s an “efficient tax code?"

9. Definition: the government should collect taxes while destroying as few jobs as possible.

10. If taxes were efficient, there would be low tax rates and fewer loopholes…

11. But there are 173 loopholes in the tax code!

12.Where did these loopholes come from?

13. Lobbyists get Congress to give out special favors.

14. And sometimes they’re for good causes…

15. But most of them aren’t…

16. But they all make the tax code inefficient.

17. The biggest loophole helps the wealthy buy bigger homes…

18. Another rewards you for giving away money.

19. But oh, you can't really use them unless you make over $50,000…

20. So much for fair!

21. Cleaning up the tax code is like…

22.And it might just help you too!

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