Bono Mack: Americans deserve Tax Relief, Reform


As millions of American taxpayers are completing their tax returns today, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) emphasized the need for tax relief measures for middle class families and small businesses, especially during these tough economic times. Saying that Washington needs to rein in out-of-control spending and use taxpayer dollars responsibly, Bono Mack issued the following statement:

“Today, Americans across the country are seeing how much of their hard-earned money is taken by the federal government each year,” said Bono Mack. “In these difficult economic times, it is all the more critical that we set pro-growth policies that will provide real relief for America’s hardworking families and small businesses.

“Unfortunately, the recently passed Democrat budget plan only continues out-of-control spending in Washington, placing a record-level tax burden on Americans and burdening future generations with unbearable debt. These tough times call for tough action, and it must start with fiscal responsibility in Washington.”

Bono Mack noted that the recent Democrat budget plan would increase taxes on virtually all Americans and small businesses, raising taxes by an unprecedented $1.4 trillion over the next ten years. Bono Mack also has called for a more fair and simple tax code, in addition to a permanent repeal of the death tax and out-dated alternative minimum tax.

“Each year, individuals and businesses spend billions of hours complying with our tax laws and filling out complicated tax forms. It is clear that we need tax reforms that will simplify the process and allow more people to have more money to meet their needs. I am proud to support a wide range of tax-related solutions that will help Americans deal with increasing financial pressures, build a healthier economy into the future, and help our nation stay competitive with the rest of the world.”

Additional tax-related measures Bono Mack continues to support include renewable energy tax credits, a more fair and simple tax code, repealing the death tax, eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) that unfairly targets millions of middle class Americans each year, in addition to removing discriminatory cell phone taxes and prohibition on Internet access taxes.