Included is a link to the letter that the Club for Growth president wrote to the tax conferees that Speaker Ryan and Majority Mitch McConnell appointed. I think we should write our own letters in response.
The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, U.S. Senate, 230 United States Capital, Washington, D.C. 20510
The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives, H-232, The Capital, Washington, D.C. 2015
We can also call or e-mail the tax conferees listed below. This is all out war. We are fighting for the America we love - against greedy corporations and billionaires who have a stranglehold on our government. #GOPtaxscam
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This week in Washington, Congress passed a stopgap measure to fund the government for another two weeks. This is another way of saying that once again, Congress has chosen to kick the can down the road setting themselves up for a series of last-minute funding battles right before Christmas.
Delaying tough decisions never bodes well for taxpayers who have to pay for all the spending. Club for Growth will continue to do what we do best on this front and that is to fight to curb wasteful spending and seek to implement spending caps, not to mention spending cuts.
What the most recent tax reform discussions have reminded us is that Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem, it’s got a spending problem.
The Latest on Tax ReformOn the topic of tax reform, here’s the latest from this week. On Monday, Speaker Ryan named the Republican House members who will serve as tax conferees. This list includes: Kevin Brady (TX), Devin Nunes (CA), Peter Roskam (IL), Diane Black (TN), Kristi Noem (SD), Rob Bishop (UT), Greg Walden (OR), John Shimkus (IL), and Don Young (AK).
On Wednesday, Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate Republicans who would comprise the tax conference. Those members include: Orrin Hatch (UT), Mike Enzi (WY), Lisa Murkowski (AK), John Cornyn (TX), John Thune (SD), Pat Toomey (PA), Tim Scott (SC), and Rob Portman (OH).
While the first conference meetings are not expected until next week at the earliest, Club for Growth was ready to weigh in on what factors the conferees should be (or not be) considering.
Club for Growth led the pack in urging conferees to further cut individual rates and keep the corporate tax rate at 20 percent.
Below is an excerpt of the letter Club for Growth President David McIntosh penned.
The letter went on to draw a line in the sand on a few policy areas. As Club for Growth President David McIntosh noted, “Club for Growth urges the conferees not to increase any marginal tax rates.
- Stand firm and keep the corporate rate at 20 percent.
- Adopt at least the Senate’s top individual marginal tax rate and reject the House’s proposal. Further reductions in the top individual rate would create even more economic growth.
- Include the Senate’s repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate.”
You can read the letter in its entirety here.
On Friday, Club for Growth joined with over twenty other conservative groups calling for the corporate rate to remain at the 20 percent rate. As the letter explained,
We remain hopeful that the conference committee will do what is in the best interest of American taxpayers and companies. Club for Growth will continue to keep you posted on all the latest tax updates in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!