Everyone agrees that we must pay our fair share of taxes. What fair share actually means is the ongoing debate. Let’s face reality, the less you make the more burdensome taxes and fees are on your income. The bottom line is that there is less disposable income available for anything else. While a tax increase for the rich might make them decide if they are going to buy a small or medium sized tropical island, for the middle class decisions like food or rent become real harsh choices. Saving for college or retirement is a luxury and not a reality for the middle class.
Major corporations, like Exxon, continue to pay no corporate taxes! Yet, they depend on the U.S Coast guard for protection of their tankers and depend on our interstate highway system to transport their goods. John Carter has historically supported and voted for legislation that favors those at the top 1%. The loop holes and exceptions in the tax code bleeds our country of vital revenue needed to fund roads, the military, education, and health care. Over his long tenure in Congress, Carter continues to support and pass legislation where there are less grants for education, less grants for lower income and less programs to help people financially succeed. The people of District 31 are overwhelming middle class and deserve a tax structure that favors them. They are the 99% that make Williamson and Bell County work and they are the 99% that deserve to benefit!
Make no mistake, there is nothing wrong with becoming wealthy in the America. There is no other country on the planet where you can go from having nothing to becoming a multi billionaire. Paying your fair share and giving back to your country that helped make you wealthy is part of our patriotism and love for America. A progressive tax structure has historical been the best system that spurs innovation, economic growth, and funds the government without going into debt. A tax reform system works best and will last long term when clear headed people in Congress are able to discuss the issue and come to reasonable terms. Congressman Clark will fit that role!