Like the annual budget, the tax code is a statement of our values. I believe that our tax code should reflect our values. Our tax code should reflect the American values of fairness and opportunity. It should express not only our priorities for today, but also our priorities for the future. After all, it is our responsibility to future generations to leave this country a little better than we found it.
I am a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and Chairman of its Subcommittee on Oversight. From these positions, I work hard to ensure that our tax code is fair and equitable. Too many people seem prepared to shift the burden of taxes and government onto hardworking American families and small businesses. I will not stand for that. We are all Americans and we all benefit from her resources so we must all pay our fair share.
More on Tax Relief
WASHINGTON –Rep. John Lewis repeated his call for Congress to restore tax fairness for the middle class, beginning with the Buffett Rule. The Buffett Rule ensures that people making over $1 million per year do not pay a lower tax rate than middle-class Americans.
"It is simply unfair to ask middle class Americans to pay a higher tax rate than millionaires and billionaires," said Rep. John Lewis. “People understand the need to sacrifice, but not when they are repeatedly cut to the bone while others are given a break.”