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More headlines: Orrin Hatch on Tax Reform

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Simplify the “IRS monster”

Hatch advocates reforming the nation’s tax laws and shrinking the Internal Revenue Service, calling the agency a “monster” that needs to be simplified. Hatch has advocated increasing the cigarette tax to provide more money for children’s health insurance
Source: Associated Press Aug 13, 1999

Keep promise of fiscal restraint by not spending $792B

[Many senators] are mostly concerned about not having $792 billion for other spending. I admit that there are a handful of spending programs I would like to fund more generously -- child care, certain education programs and law enforcement efforts. But, I also believe we need to keep our promises of fiscal restraint. It is important that we not break faith with those who are responsible for this surplus -- the taxpayers. Let us not allow this surplus to burn a hole in our pockets.
Source: Statement by Hatch before the Senate Jul 29, 1999

Across-the-board income tax cuts; reduce death taxes

“As a member of the Finance Committee, I am working on several tax proposals, including bills to cut income taxes across the board and further reduce so-called ‘death taxes.’”
Source: Senate homepage Jul 2, 1999

Cut capital gains taxes to allow better retirement planning

We need to help folks better plan for their own retirements. I will continue to work on cutting capital gains taxes, which eat into everyone’s savings and investments.
Source: Speech to the 12th Annual Utah Seniors Conference May 10, 1999

Simplify taxes; they’re unfair and stifle economic growth

No one set out to deliberately create a tax code this byzantine. The tax code of today is the accumulation of Congress’ attempts over the years to influence citizens’ behavior by granting incentives or assessing higher taxes. The tax code of today is costly for both the taxpayers and the government. The taxpayers generally perceive it as unfair; and it stifles economic growth. These are good enough reasons for me to support a declaration of simplification.
Source: Statement before Finance Committee Apr 15, 1999

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