King: Jobs are with the FairTax, I stand with the FairTax
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following video of his speech at a FairTax press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol Building to commemorate National Tax Day.
To view the Congressman's speech, click the picture above.
"I've been for the FairTax since about 1980, well before there was a FairTax," said King. "Here we are on Tax Day today, this year on April 17, it's normally April 15. It's also the day of Tax Freedom Day by a lot of calculations. I want Tax Freedom day to be January 1, not April 17. Ronald Regan once said that "what you tax you get less of." The federal government has the first lean on all productivity in America. Earnings, savings and investment- they tax it. They punish our productivity, and not our consumption. It needs to be the other way around. That's where our freedom is rooted, it frees up our pastors, our free speech, the whole configuration of our energy, our minds and our economy that has to first jump through the tax hoop before it can figure out where to invest our dollars. Jobs are with the FairTax, and I stand with the FairTax."