Tags: max | dave | tax | campaign | camp | baucus

‘Max and Dave’ Start Public Campaign for Simpler Tax Code

Image: ‘Max and Dave’ Start Public Campaign for Simpler Tax Code Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.

Thursday, 09 May 2013 10:58 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Calling themselves “Max and Dave,” the top two tax writers in Congress, are starting a public-relations campaign for a simpler U.S. tax code.

Max Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Dave Camp, his counterpart on the House Ways and Means Committee, set up a website -- www.taxreform.gov -- and a handle on Twitter -- @simplertaxes -- to gather public support and input as they try to revise the U.S. tax system.

“A simpler, fairer tax code will help families and it will help strengthen our economy,” Camp said in a statement today. “But Washington doesn’t have all the answers. That is why we are joining together in a non-partisan way to invite you to weigh in on this debate.”

Baucus, a Montana Democrat, and Camp, a Michigan Republican, have been working to build momentum for significant tax changes. Camp has released draft legislation on international taxation, small businesses and financial products. Baucus has begun a series of closed-door committee meetings on a tax-code rewrite.

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

They share a common deadline. At the end of 2014, Baucus will exit the Senate after 36 years and Camp’s term as Ways and Means chairman will expire.

They also have significant obstacles and divides between them. They disagree on whether some of the proceeds from limits on tax breaks should go toward deficit reduction or rate reduction alone.

And any revision of the tax system would mean higher taxes for some businesses and individuals, who would probably oppose a plan with those changes.

The pair conducted joint interviews with National Public Radio, USA Today and Fox News Channel.

‘Write Rosty’

Baucus and Camp are designing their public pitch as a 21st-century update of the “Write Rosty” campaign of Dan Rostenkowski, who was Ways and Means panel chairman at the time of the last major tax-code rewrite in 1986.

“We want to know what people think the nation’s tax system should look like and how we can make families’ lives easier,” Baucus said in a statement.

© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ebola Patient's Fiancee Leaves Hospital; States Order Quarantine

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 19:42 PM

The fiancee of the New York City Ebola patient was released from the hospital where she has been under observation, as s . . .

Hundreds Give Up US Passports After Tax-Disclosure Rules Start

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 19:31 PM

The number of Americans renouncing U.S. citizenship increased 39 percent in the three months through September after rul . . .

US Expands States Where Gay Marriage Recognized, Holder Says

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 19:14 PM

The U.S. government added six more states to the list of those whose same-sex marriages are recognized by the federal go . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved