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Sen. Moran Statement on Tax Day

“It is time for tax freedom – we need a pro-growth and commonsense tax system”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement today on Tax Freedom Day, the day when American taxpayers finally earned enough money to pay for their annual federal, state and local taxes:

          "Today is not only tax day, it is also ‘tax freedom day.’ Americans worked from January 1 until today to earn enough money to pay their share of federal, state and local taxes. One hundred and seven days is simply too many days dedicated to paying Uncle Sam. According to the non-partisan Tax Foundation, the average American taxpayer will spend more on taxes in 2012 than they will spend on food, clothing and housing combined. It is time for tax freedom – we need to replace our deeply-flawed tax system with a commonsense system that is simpler and more growth-oriented. I stand ready to work with my colleagues on a comprehensive tax reform package that will allow more people to pursue the American dream.”