Marc Goldwein and Russ Latino: Congress Must Break its Addiction to Unjust Tax Extenders
Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Russ Latino is vice president, economic freedom portfolio at Americans for Prosperity. They recently wrote an opinion piece for The Hill, an excerpt of which is below:
It feels like Washington just can’t kick its addiction to special interest tax breaks.
Nearly 15 months after the expiration of the so-called “tax extenders,” The House is holding a subcommittee hearing Tuesday on these provisions. Senate Finance Committee leaders, meanwhile, have already proposed legislation to bring expired provisions back — and do so retroactively for last year.
For years, Washington has resorted to making tax policy one or two years at a time, allowing harmful temporary tax provisions to expire, only to resurrect them in a seemingly endless cycle. That cycle must end; it is time to break this addiction once and for all.
Read the entire piece here.
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