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.”
Rogers concluded, “I look forward to working with President Trump as we work to make our broken tax code fairer and simpler for the folks across East Alabama and the country so they can keep more of what they earn.”
“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity, and I guess it’s probably something I can say that I’m very good at,” Trump said. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. We’re going to cut taxes for the middle class, make the tax code simpler and more fair for everyday Americans, and we are going to bring back the jobs and wealth that have left our country — and most people thought left our country for good.”
Under this framework, the first $12,000 of income earned by a single individual will be tax free. and a married couple won’t pay a dime in taxes on their first $24,000 of income. So, a married couple — up to $24,000 — can spend their money on their family, on their children, on what they have to do. So much better.”
“We will eliminate the marriage penalty in the existing credit and expand eligibility to include even more middle-income families. Greatly expanded,” Trump said. “We’re also expanding the child tax credit because we believe the most important investment our country can make is in our children. And this is just one more critical way that we’re targeting relief to working families. In addition, under our framework, those caring for the elderly loved — and we love these people, but we’re caring, and we take such care of the elderly and other adult dependents — will receive financial relief in the form of a $500 tax credit.”
Rogers represents Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District.