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Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman
Dave Camp (R-MI) stresses the need to boost our economy by focusing on cutting
spending and fixing our tax code. “The spending problem is getting worse,
not better,” Camp says, adding, “we’re committed to making our economy stronger
and healthier, and getting our spending under control by making
Hello, I am Congressman Dave Camp from the Fourth District
Let me be candid. I understand the frustration so
many Americans have with
That’s why the Republicans in Congress took critical action
this week to protect hardworking taxpayers from massive tax hikes.
Americans are paying more for gas, more for groceries and more for health care.
The last thing they need is to pay more for
Speaker Boehner has said that ‘the American people re-elected a Republican majority ... and we will use it in 2013 to hold the president accountable for the ‘balanced’ approach he promised.’ That means cutting wasteful spending, strengthening programs like Medicare and Social Security so that they’re there when Americans need them, and creating a tax code that creates a healthy economy.
Let’s face it: the IRS tax code is still a nightmare. It is too complex, too costly and too unfair. There is something fundamentally wrong when roughly 60 percent of hardworking taxpayers have to hire a professional just to do their taxes. You shouldn’t need an army of lawyers and accountants to understand our tax code. We need a simpler, flatter, fairer tax code that’s designed for taxpayers.
That’s why we have to start to work on real solutions to
return accountability to our tax code by eliminating special interest loopholes.
I believe in a simple principle. When it comes to the tax code, everyone
should play by the same rules. Your tax rate should be determined by what’s
fair, not who you know in
The simple truth is that we are in this fiscal mess because
Unfortunately, the spending problem is getting worse, not
better. Under President Obama we’ve had four straight years of trillion
dollar deficits. Our national debt is now over $16 trillion. We’re
crushing today's small businesses and the next generation of Americans under a
mountain of debt. We’re selling their future, and our country’s financial
Many of our Democrat colleagues just don’t seem to get it.
Throughout the fiscal cliff discussions, the President and the Democrats who
Well, that is the current financial reality facing
So, as the House returns for the 113th Congress in 2013 our resolution is clear: we’re committed to making our economy stronger and healthier, and getting our spending under control by making Washington fully accountable to YOU, the hardworking taxpayers of America.
We’re going to fight wasteful
“Thank you for listening. God bless you and God bless