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House Makes Marriage Penalty Tax Relief Permanent

For Immediate Release. October 4, 2002The House of Representatives should be hailed for their effort in passing by a 285-130 vote on October 2, 2002, House Resolution 543 (H.Res. 543) Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives that Congress Should Complete Action on H.R. 4019, Permanent Marriage Penalty Relief Act of 2002.

As a result of just being married this unfair marriage tax penalty penalizes more than 36 million working couples — many who exist from pay check to pay check to meet their living expenses.  This bias against marriage discourages millions of individuals from getting married; instead, they decide to remain single to avoid paying this higher tax.  This tax would be reimposed on couples after 2010 by failure to enact permanent marriage tax relief.  It is time that Washington once and for all eliminates this tax penalty against marriage and eliminate it permanently so individuals across America will be encourage to get married instead of remaining single to avoid this tax. 

“The American family is the foundation of this society,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.  “It should be promoted not stigmatized and robbed so that Washington can have more of the hard working Americans’ money for their pork barrel projects.”   

For Interviews Contact:

Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy
757-436-5927
jrutkowski@americanvoiceinstitute.org

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