Promotes Family-Friendly Tax Policy by Permanently Eliminating the Marriage
For Immediate Release.
June 17, 2002 Wrongly,
since married couples have their income added together for tax purposes,
they often face a penalty in the tax code.
Such arcane policy stigmatizes marriage and discourages people
from getting married for economic reasons.
Almost all married
couples, particularly the 25 million with two incomes who pay more than
they would if they were single, would benefit from the Permanent Marriage
Penalty Relief Act of 2002 (H.R. 4019) that passed the House of Representatives
on June 13, 2002 by a 271-142 vote.
The House made a step in the right direction by eliminating this
unfair tax penalty, but there is no doubt the Senate will try to stop
such relief to American families as the bill’s next stop is the Senate.
“In times of economic
uncertainty, families are living from paycheck to paycheck,” said Dr.
Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute of Public
Policy. “This tax relief provides hard working Americans
with the money they need to do what is best for their families to exist
daily instead of sending it to Washington where their representatives
will waste it to expand big government even more.“
Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy
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