During her multi-state “Faces of Tax Reform” tour, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) joined Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) in Hope Mills, North Carolina.
As the name suggests, the purpose of this tour is to meet with local families and business owners who inspired our framework for tax reform and to hear their stories.
Rep. Hudson summed it up well ahead of the visit: “Every statistic we share, every dollar saved, and every bracket changed is so much more than numbers on a spreadsheet. Those numbers represent farmers and teachers and parents and small business owners — people who work hard and try to get ahead with a tax code that barely lets them get by. Those numbers represent untapped potential. Those numbers represent our family, friends, and neighbors.”
— CathyMcMorrisRodgers (@cathymcmorris) October 27, 2017
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Chair McMorris Rodgers:
“I believe that we all serve for a reason, and I believe that my reason is to help ensure that everyone reaches their full potential. And I want people to have improved lives, improved opportunities in this country.”
“We want to make America the best place to start, expand, and keep those jobs right here at home, because you know what? A job is so much more than a paycheck, the job is the opportunity. A job is what gives us purpose and dignity and self esteem. And maybe it’s at that job that you have that idea for new products, new services, and maybe you expand your business or maybe even you go start your own business. That’s the ultimate American Dream, and our plan will create millions of new jobs.”
“People are working hard and not getting ahead…and part of that is our tax code which has morphed and evolved to the point where it punishes people who take risks, it punishes people who are successful, it punishes people who go out and start a business or who want to grow a business, and we want to change that.”
“Tax reform means you’ll have that money to get that new car, it means if you’re planning for your child’s education, I’ve got a 2-year-old son this is something I’m worried about. Imagine having a few thousand dollars a year to put away for their education, that’s the real change in real people’s lives we’re talking about.”
“I was talking with the owner of a female-owned manufacturing business, and I asked her, ‘What does tax reform mean to you?’ She said, Richard, I don’t even need the bill signed yet. If I know tax reform is coming, I’m knocking down that wall over there, and I’m doubling the size of my floor, and I’m doubling my number of employees.’ This is real. It’s going to have real impact on people’s lives.”
Tax Reform in the News
The Fayetteville Observer | GOP lawmakers talk to Hope Mills business about tax reform
Hudson said tax reform is long overdue. “People are working hard and not getting ahead,” he said. “The tax code morphed and evolved so that it punishes people.” McMorris Rodgers, who represents a district with more than 68,000 veterans and includes Fairchild Air Force Base, said the current tax code is old, outdated and too big. She said the reform would make way for more jobs, fairer taxes and bigger paychecks. “I want to ensure everyone reaches their full potential,” she said.