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Rubio: 'We Need Real Tax Reform That Empowers Families'

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By    |   Thursday, 03 Aug 2017 11:35 AM

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote Thursday that the "outdated, overly complex, and unfair to working families" tax code must be revised.

In an op-ed in Breitbart, Rubio referred to the 1994 midterm elections, when "Republicans were swept into Congress" with the aim of "reducing the tax burden on working families," with a Child Tax Credit, which he hopes to enhance.

"Twenty years later, the American people have once again given Republicans in Congress the opportunity to reform the tax code, which is outdated, overly complex, and unfair to working families. The upcoming debate about tax reform should be grounded in the realities they face every day: a fixed budget, stretched paychecks, and tough choices about putting food on the table and participating in kids’ sports leagues."

He added, "As the party of working families, Republicans must not let this opportunity go to waste. We must ensure comprehensive tax reform includes specific and meaningful tax relief for parents."

Despite the GOP’s failure to follow through on their intention to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Rubio said on Fox News Tuesday that "unlike healthcare, I think there's a strong consensus in the Republican Party for pro-growth tax strategy."

Republicans "need to be the pro-family party," Rubio continued. "The most important job any of us have is to be a parent. It simply cost more money than it ever cost before to raise children now in the 21st century. Our tax code should account for that. And that's why I met with Ivanka on it again today. We're going to get that done as well."

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