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Jeff Bell on Tax Reform

 

 


America's tax system is outrageously complicated

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Higher taxes on the wealthy"?

A: Strongly Oppose. America's tax system is outrageously complicated and therefore gives far too much power to an increasingly political IRS. We need a simple tax code with the widest possible definition of income and the lowest possible rate. This is most easily achieved by means of a gross income tax with a flat rate.

Source: Email interview for 2014 N.J. Senate race with OnTheIssues , Jul 1, 2014

Convinced Pres. Reagan to adopt radical tax-rate reductions

Many Reaganauts credit Bell with convincing Reagan to adopt a proposal for radical tax-rate reductions as he prepared to run for president in 1980, a policy endorsed by a cult-like circle of supply-side enthusiasts and condemned as insane by right-thinkers of both parties. After Reagan won, Congress passed the tax cuts with bipartisan, if grudging, support. Marginal rates on income fell by one-third, and the course of the American economy was forever altered.
Source: Weekly Standard on 2014 New Jersey Senate race , Sep 1, 2013

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