Moore promises to support any cut to the federal income, corporate tax rates

December 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate Candidate Judge Roy Moore announced that he supports President Donald Trump’s effort to pass the largest tax reform package since 1986.

“As your next United States Senator, I will support any cut to the federal income tax on individuals and on corporations,” Moore said. “The federal government has grown too large and we have given bureaucrats and politicians too much power over our economy and our small businesses.”

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US Rep. Mike Rogers supports Trump tax reforms

September 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Rep Mike Rogers, R-Saks, announced that he was supporting the Republican’s framework for tax reform that President Donald Trump announced Tuesday.

“I strongly support the tax reform framework outlined today by President Trump and the House Republican Leadership. Tax reform is the single best way to grow our economy,” Rogers said. “Hard working Americans are due a fairer and simpler tax code.

“The tax reform framework is just the first step towards helping families keep more of what they earn, create more good-paying jobs in America and help small businesses.”

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House approve simplified tax form

April 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 6, 2017, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a measure to create a simplified tax form option for Alabama income tax filers similar to the federal 1040EZ. House Bill 346 was sponsored by State Representative Chris Blackshear (R-Smiths). The bill would also allow certain filers who forego deductions to receive a tax cut.

Rep. Blackshear said in a statement that, “Creation of this new, simplified form is a victory for taxpayers who utilize it because they can finish their taxes within minutes with no complicated calculations, and it is a victory for the state because it brings added efficiency and reduces the man hours needed to process tax returns. At the same time, it rewards taxpayers who use the form and do not claim deductions by providing them with a tax cut.”
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Crumpton Opposes Flat Tax

May 23, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has supported switching our complicated current inome tax to a simple flat tax. His Democratic challenger, Ron Crumpton opposes a flat tax.

Crumpton said, “Once again this year, like every other year he has been in the Senate, Richard Shelby has proposed legislation that would replace our current tax system with his version of a flat tax.”

According to Crumpton, “The fundamental problem of a flat tax is that if your tax plan results in the upper class paying less in taxes, you have to raise the amount of taxes paid by everyone else to make up for the lost revenue.
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Shelby Addresses Young Republicans

August 24, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 20, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) was at The Club in Birmingham, to speak to the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans at their annual summer luncheon.

Shelby began by praising Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan: “She is determined to make the Republican Party Stronger, and more viable that it has ever been.”  Shelby told Lathan, “I am proud to work with you.” 
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What Does the Fiscal Cliff Deal Do to My Taxes?

January 3, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Most people who supported President Obama also supported his war on the high achievers in this country.  Polls showed consistently that his war on “millionaires and billionaires” played well with the voting public.  Of course in the real world you can’t expand government entirely on the backs of the “millionaires and billionaires” and the billions in new taxes that were passed by both Houses of Congress in the fiscal cliff deal will hit almost everyone in the country.
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