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Paying taxes can be a lot like watching Honey Boo Boo – excruciatingly painful

Posted: April 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm   /   by

Tax Day statement from Rep. Gosar, and videos from the RNC and Speaker Boehner:

Sixty-three percent of Americans think no new taxes are needed – and 9 out of 10 taxpayers have to hire a professional just to prepare their taxes.

Rep. Gosar on Tax Day 

‘Paying taxes can be a lot like watching Honey Boo Boo – excruciatingly painful’     

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) issued the following statement on Tax Day:

“Paying taxes can be a lot like watching Honey Boo Boo – excruciatingly painful. Taxes are especially painful when people learn that their hard earned money pays for fiscally insane programs like ‘Cell Phones Gone Wild,’ the $2.2 billion  ‘free’ government phone program.”

Rep. Gosar continued, “It hurts when taxpayer money is wasted and abused – billions of dollars taken from the legitimate private sector and transferred to government to spend inefficiently. Until we take a closer look at our budget and cut the waste, fraud, and abuse, those clamoring for higher taxes only inflict pain on hardworking Americans. In fact, the tax-and-spenders punish the very things we want more of: productive work, risk-taking and success.”

“I support a fairer, simpler, and flatter tax system as a means to holding government accountable to the people and restoring economic prosperity for all.”

Boehner & the Red Tape Tower Mark Tax Day


Sen. Mitch McConnell’s infamous ObamaCare Red Tape Tower joined Speaker John Boehner for a Tax Day video highlighting the need for a fairer, simpler tax code.

Just like ObamaCare, our tax code is a complicated mess that hurts small business owners, young workers, and families. The president’s health care law alone added 21 different tax hikes totaling more than $1 trillion, including a tax on life-saving medical devices that is forcing companies to close up shop and ship jobs overseas.

As Boehner notes, the tax code and all of its regulations, annotations, and explanations total 74,000 pages – or roughly four Red Tape Tower-sized stacks. Simplifying our tax code, closing loopholes, and lowering rates for everyone will help create new jobs and increase wages. Scrapping ObamaCare and its “whopping 7 feet, 3 inches high” tower of red tape will help too. (the balanced budget passed by Republicans aims to both repeal ObamaCare and fix our tax code)

Click here for more on the effort to fix our tax code and let us know what you think should be done in the comments below. Here are Boehner’s full remarks:

This is Senator McConnell’s infamous “Red Tape Tower.”

It’s 20,000 pages high, seven feet tall, and includes all of the regulations generated by the president’s health care law.

Now take a good look. Now picture this: FOUR of these.

Our tax code is four million words long. Add to that the regulations, explanations, annotations, and more, and there are 74,000 pages.

And just like ObamaCare, our tax code is a headache for families and workers, and it’s a nightmare for small business owners.

That’s why Republicans want to fix it.

Our balanced budget not only repealed ObamaCare and its 21 tax hikes – it laid the groundwork for a fairer tax code.

Closing tax loopholes and lowering rates will mean more jobs, higher wages, and a stronger economy.

Be sure to follow The Red Tape Tower on Twitter.

And visit to tell me what you think should be done to fix our tax code. 

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Paying taxes can be a lot like watching Honey Boo Boo – excruciatingly painful