Thursday, May 9, 2013
‘Max and Dave’ Start Public Campaign for Simpler Tax Code:
Calling themselves “Max and Dave,” the top two tax writers in Congress
are starting a public-relations campaign for a simpler U.S. tax code.
Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Dave Camp, his counterpart on the House Ways and Means Committee, set up a website -- taxreform.gov -- and a handle on Twitter -- @simplertaxes -- to gather public support and input as they try to revise the U.S. tax system.
Baucus and Camp are designing their public pitch as a 21st-century
update of the “Write Rosty” campaign of Dan Rostenkowski, the Ways and
Means panel chairman at the time of the last major tax-code rewrite in
1986. “We want to know what people think the nation’s tax system
should look like and how we can make families’ lives easier,” Baucus
said in a statement.