TUA’s executive director, Jared Labell, was interviewed by Sam Krevlin of the Daily Northwestern last week to discuss Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s (D-IL) newly proposed legislation in Congress, the Fairness in Taxation Act.
Her bill would raise federal income tax rates to a range of 45 to 49 percent for income over $1 million. Everything the government has is stolen, regardless of the rate, and no matter who is the target of its theft.
Our 501(c)(4), Taxpayers United of America, was incorrectly identified as a conservative advocacy group. TUA is a nonpartisan taxpayer advocacy group.
One of those opposing the bill is Jared Labell, executive director of the conservative advocacy group Taxpayers United of America, who said taxing the rich will end up hurting the entire economy. The American public already feels overtaxed and has little trust in the government to use taxpayer dollars effectively, he said.
Labell said the government should focus on cutting its spending. The easiest way to encourage social mobility, Labell said, is to keep money in the pockets of Americans.
“At a time when the public is pretty upset with government leaders both at the federal and state level, the idea of taking more money from the private sector and giving it to the government is not going to go over very well,” he said.