Rep. Yoder's statement on Tax Day04/17/12
Rep. Yoder's statement on Tax Day
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Yoder made the following statement today on the House floor, recognizing April 17th as Tax Day and urging Congress to reform the current tax code.
“Today is everyone’s least favorite day of the year -- Tax Day. In 1935, the 1040 Form was accompanied by a two-page instruction booklet. Taxpayers today must wade through over 200 total pages of instructions and a code that extends four million words in length and grows daily like an ever expanding blob – entangling itself and attaching its burdens to the hopes and dreams of every American.
Yet as millions of Americans pay their taxes today, some in this town believe that Washington should actually tax and spend even more of the hard earned dollars of the American people.
I believe we should first look to control reckless and wasteful spending from Washington. As it’s been said, ‘it’s not that Washington taxes too little, it’s that Washington spends too much’.
We must focus on reducing the tax burden on the American people, cutting spending here in Washington and working towards a bipartisan plan to reform and simplify the tax code. Millions of taxpaying Americans are counting on us.”