The current tax code and system of patch-work provisions have created an environment of uncertainty that is detrimental to the national economy. At more than 73,000 pages, the current federal tax code is unfair, inefficient and unnecessarily complex. Recent tax increases have only exacerbated the need for comprehensive reform to help increase U.S. competitiveness and restore growth.

While some politicians consider tax increases to be the go-to solution to increase revenue, reduce debt, and fund failing programs, such strategies actually prevent local and national economies from producing more jobs and spurring investment – thereby deepening the nation's current economic problems. The national debt and deficit problem cannot be solved through more taxes on hard working Americans. Responsible spending and budgetary policies should be implemented to curb the uncontrolled spending.

To improve economic performance, reform should include changes in corporate and individual federal taxes. The focus should be on simplifying the code to encourage business activity, produce more jobs and increase economic security.


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Raising the Gas Tax Will Hurt Hispanic Families

Every time you fill up your gas tank, you’re paying a tax to the federal government on top of the cost of fuel. Right now, the federal tax on every gallon of gasoline is 18.4 cents. To pay for new construction projects, one proposal seeks to raise the tax to 43.4 cents, an unprecedented 25 … Read More
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LIBRE Joins Coalition Supporting Tax Reform Bill

The LIBRE Initiative has joined more than 20 other organizations in urging the U. S. Senate to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In a letter signed by Daniel Garza, president of The LIBRE Initiative, the free-market groups highlight the opportunity for lawmakers to bring relief to millions of hardworking Americans. Tax reform is … Read More
A Historic Month for the Hispanic Community

An Historic Month for the Hispanic Community

  September is a landmark month. On September 15, we begin Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the culture and accomplishments of the Latino community, and the integral role we have played in shaping our national life. As a nation, we celebrate the nearly 60 million Hispanic Americans in the United States today. Learn more about … Read More
Comprehensive Tax Reform Will Benefit Latino Entrepreneurs

Comprehensive Tax Reform Will Benefit Latino Entrepreneurs

For the better part of the last decade, many Hispanic business owners struggled to get ahead. With the last presidential administration bent on imposing costly financial regulations, burdensome healthcare mandates, and mountains of red tape on everyday Americans, it’s no wonder the economy slugged forward at such a slow pace. But all of that could … Read More
Congress Should Kill the BAT Tax… and Keep It That Way

Congress Should Kill the BAT Tax… and Keep It That Way

Congress is moving on to tax reform as the next big item on the agenda, presenting conservatives with a golden opportunity to deliver a historic policy victory that will benefit all Americans. There are plenty of good ideas for how to simplify the tax code, broaden the base, and lower the rates paid by all … Read More