CapitolWatch Petitions Speaker Boehner & White House on Taxes, Benefits
September 25, 2013
CapitolWatch, with over 250,000 supporters across the country has sent petitions to House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama asking for tax simplification and continued support for Social Security benefits. Recent reports have shown that up to 43 percent of Americans did not pay income taxes last year. Simplifying the tax code would both increase participation in the tax system and boost the economy.
Further, Social Security benefits remain an important benefit for America’s seniors – one they have paid into and earned. As the debate about our nation’s debt obligations and spending takes shape, elected officials in Washington should take note that seniors should not have to bear the burden of Washington’s mismanagement of its retirement programs. CapitolWatch will continue to monitor this situation and update its supporters.