Monthly Archive: November 2011

The Tax Code Is Not the Problem

 

Jenny Sanford’s thoughtful Ed/Op points out correctly that our tax code is complex.  But while the complexity of the tax code can and should be reformed, that is a mere distraction from a true fact that no one seems to want to talk about:

Wars and entitlements are very expensive and we have too much of both regardless of what tax system we end up with.  The fact is that Americans cannot afford the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed.  Peace and frugality are the two easiest steps we can take to balance the budget and restore confidence of the American people in our government.  Once the Federal government stops borrowing money to fund the biggest shopping spree in American history, we can then all hang out at the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee and reform the tax code.  Good luck!