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8 Things That Make Americans Cringe On Tax Day

Americans dread April 15th, but just in case you needed them, here are 8 more reasons why we need real tax reform that creates a simple, fair, and efficient tax code.

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4. Despite taking in record-high tax dollars, our debt stands at $17.5 trillion. $17.5 trillion in $1 bills would cover every square inch of highways, road, parking lots, and pavement in the U.S.

5. Our hard-earned tax dollars aren’t always well-spent, to say the least. For example, each year the federal government spends $1.67 billion operating and maintaining 77,700 government buildings that are either totally vacant or only partially used.

8. And it’s long: the current tax code is 73,954 pages. If laid out, those pages would be almost 13 miles, or a half-marathon, long. That’s 10 times the length of the Bible, with none of the good stories.

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