Today, John Linder and I held a meeting with about 60 Republican interns on Capitol Hill who were eager to learn about John and Neal Boortz’s FairTax plan.
I have to admit, I was somewhat skeptical when my interns told me that they could fill the room with other interns interested in tax simplification, but they weren’t kidding. The room was packed with young faces and eager questions.
Ashley and Allie, two bright interns in my office from Georgia, wrote a post on my blog about the event which I’d encourage you to read.
As the readers on this site know, America’s tax code is bogged down with too much red tape, too many loopholes, and way too much regulation which burdens America’s taxpayers and small businesses. America’s tax code should be simplified, and while I support John’s FairTax plan, I’m hopeful that Congress will take a hard look at all of the simplification plans on the table sooner rather than later.
After all, when I’m staring at a room full of 60 young taxpayers, I can feel their impatience with our current system building, and I don’t want to let them down.
So what do you think about tax simplification? Lets get the debate going right here and now. Heck, if you have a webcam, you can even send me your questions via video to my Constituent MailTube and I’ll send you an answer back.