This week in Wichita I hosted a forum on U.S. Tax Reform with representatives from the Kansas FairTax Board and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins. The discussion’s purpose was to educate Kansans about the FairTax – a proposal to replace our complicated and costly income-based, multi-tier tax system with one national sales tax – and render the IRS obsolete. Thanks to Rep. Jenkins, Americans For Fair Taxation President Steven Hayes and the more than 200 of Kansans who participated.
The need for a leaner and fairer tax code has never been greater. With its multitude of exemptions, loopholes and growing complexity, our tax code continues to stifle economic growth and cost Americans and businesses countless hours in their effort to comply. Adding to the significant shortfalls of our current system, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to be beleaguered by gross mismanagement, politically biased leadership, and poor data security protections.