WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVB) - Branch County’s representative on Capital Hill, 7th District Republican Congressman Tim Walberg says he introduced legislation this week to help lower taxes and bring more certainty for individuals and small business owners. Walberg’s says his measure would make tax cuts permanent, eliminate the death tax, index the capital gains tax for inflation, and include an alternative minimum tax patch for 2012. According to Walberg, Americans this year had to work 107 days just to pay their taxes and he calls that unacceptable. He says taxes are now costing families more than their food, clothing and housing combined and they simply cannot bear any more tax burdens. Walberg adds that businesses in South Central Michigan, especially family-owned companies and farms, struggle to plan for the future and keep their businesses running. He stresses that the legislation he introduced underscores his long-standing support for tax reforms that will provide the relief that families and businesses so desperately need.
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