Implementing conservative solutions on tax reform is key to creating a stronger economy in America.

Last Friday, at Heritage’s Washington DC headquarters, four members of the House Freedom Caucus participated in a panel discussion to work towards tax reform.

The panel highlighted the conservative perspective on the border adjustment tax, welfare reform, and other tax policies. Conversations like this serve to spark ideas and spread the discussion of sound, conservative policies while also serving as a catalyst to unify the conservative movement.

Watch the full discussion below:

We were honored to host our conservative allies from the House and are thankful for their work on tax reform.

What do you think about the conservative solution to tax reform?

Comments (20)

Susan Gentry - June 16, 2017

I am all for Fair Tax and believe if the IRS is not totally overhauled we will continue to throw $$$ down the drain with fraud and no accounting. Fair Tax is best answer I have studied if we mean business. May not be perfect but beats everything else and stops the hemorraging.

david Farnsworth - June 16, 2017

Nothing yet, as we know nothing specific about what they are proposing, but they need to get off their tails and get something going. The Republicans are just to Chicken s—t to get things rolling. We need to vote the RINO’s out.

ROBERT MCWAIN - June 16, 2017

You got to start somewhere.

Beverly Jean - June 16, 2017

I’ll believe it when I see it. The president promised tax cuts and reform…but where is it? The Republicans are, as usual, “Out
to lunch.”

Irby M Ford - June 16, 2017

I trust Heritage to have an acceptable tax plan. Writing tax law is time consuming and covering the pitfalls for non professionals is not possible.
Special interest is a major problem

Author Steven Lawrence - June 20, 2017

Hi Irby, thanks for commenting. We do have a plan for tax reform and I wanted to share a guide for tax reform that one of our experts put together earlier this year.

http://www.heritage.org/taxes/report/guide-tax-reform-the-115th-congress

I hope you find this helpful. Please reach out with any other questions or concerns.

Thanks!

Bill Winters - June 16, 2017

The only real tax reform is The FairTax,legislation already thoroughly researched and written in legislative language as HR-25, now awaiting hearings in the House Ways and Means Committee, with co-sponsorship of 41 congressmen. We must untax production and tax consumption. Close the IRS. Get rid of all the K-street lobbyists seeking their special tax deals, take away the power of the politicians to manipulate our behavior, stop tax inversions, end tax fraud, eliminate the billions of unnecessary expenses in tax law compliance, make crooks and illegals pay their fair share, save Social Security and Medicare, and fire up the US economy.

G. Allan Barnes - June 16, 2017

I’d like to establish a difference between conservative and Republican. A conservative solution would be best for the country. A Republican solution would include most entitlements because of mainstream, establishment, moderate (progressive) & rino policies. Any solution is going to require belt tightening in addition to cut gov’t spending and waste/fraud.

ken struttmann - June 17, 2017

I would immediately allow corporations to repatriate their foreign earnings at a reduced rate. Why wait? We need the funds to greatly expand our economy and to help fix/expand our infrastructure. I haven’t seen one comment by our Republican legislators saying why this can’t/shouldn’t be accomplished. Get your act together and initiate Trump’s promises. The changes don’t need to wait for one “Big Bang” theory; that is, overall Tax Policy. E.G. More was heralded yesterday by Pres, Trump’s announcement overturning Obama’s last minute “legacy” regarding Cuba . Come on Paul Ryan! Be a Leader! You can do it.

John Crews - June 17, 2017

All future budgets should be balanced and a portion should be budgeted towards reducing our $ 20 trillion deficit

Chan Bailey - June 17, 2017

It is a good start, but it is only a start.

Do yo really read these? This is a test.

Author Steven Lawrence - June 20, 2017

Hi Chan, thanks for commenting. We do read these comments and really appreciate hearing from you.

A lot of work needs to be done in tax reform and we are busy working towards the most conservative solutions.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or comments and we’ll be happy to answer.

Chan Bailey - June 17, 2017

It’s a good start, but it is just a start – if it gets done.

Joe Sussen - June 17, 2017

I fully agree with Mr Winters, the only true tax reform would be the FairTax. Congress needs to think more about the people who elected them and quit stalling on this thouroughly vetted legislation.

Janelle Nowell - June 17, 2017

My conservative solution is to deport and make countries they came from pay down our debt with restitution to the U.S. Treasury and then taxes would not have to be raised to support the military or as much.

Dave Shinnebarger - June 18, 2017

Thank God we have this TRULY conservative group of men and women in the Congress. The House Freedom Caucus are the ONLY GOP members I hear singing my tune. Smaller government, changing the status quo in DC, easing tax burdens on the small businesses, and on and on. Thank you!

George Blumel - June 18, 2017

Why a flat tax is preferable to a sales tax –the so-called Fair Tax: I’m 80 and worked, paid taxes, saved and invested so I could live on savings in retirement. A sales tax would be most unfair to the millions of Americans like me –it would make it impossible for many to afford their retirement when they are too old to go back to work. So, quit arguing for the Fair Tax and get after your reps to get rid of deductions (except for family deduction) and REDUCE SPENDING!

Henry C. Holder - June 20, 2017

We need reforms.

Doug Kesler - June 21, 2017

The need to remember that laws are to be written such that the common man can read and understand them
Show me something that the govt does with my money that makes it worth letting them take it

Michael Brown - July 15, 2017

I like the first four principles outlined by the first speaker of the panel. We need to start reform of the tax system now; start discussions and legislation.

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