“NO” on Tax Extenders Bill (S. ___)
The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on the tax extenders bill that the Senate Finance Committee recently marked up as the EXPIRE Act. A vote is expected sometime in May. The vote on final passage as well as procedural votes could be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.
This bill is mainly a hodge-podge of special interest earmarks in the federal tax code. Thankfully, these extenders expired at the end of 2013, so the best thing the Senate can do now is nothing. Majority Leader Harry Reid should cancel consideration of this bill and instead call for broad, pro-growth tax reform that will lower rates and remove other burdensome carveouts in the tax code. This will help revitalize our economy and spur innovation. For more information on the Club for Growth’s position, please see this recent WSJ op-ed written by Club President Chris Chocola.
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