ATR President Grover Norquist today sent the following letter to Congressmen Kevin McCarthy:


On behalf of Americans for Tax Reform, I am pleased to endorse H.R. 4943, the Informed Taxpayers’ Federal Government Annual Reporting Act of 2010, a bill that requires the IRS to publish information on current and projected federal spending, revenues, and public debt on the IRS website as well as in the Form 1040 instruction booklet.  Furthermore, the bill would require the report to include the change in the deficit over the previous two fiscal years, the number of U.S. taxpayers, each taxpayer’s current share of the public debt, and the change in each taxpayer’s share of the public debt for the previous two fiscal years.


This bill calls for increased transparency in federal spending to ensure that all Americans have access to this information in a simplified format. At a time when government spending continues to expand and the public debt has grown to unprecedented proportions, Americans deserve to know where their tax dollars are being spent. H.R. 4943 would give all taxpayers the opportunity to view how their money is being used by the federal government without out all the technical jargon often surrounding this information.


Moving toward greater transparency in government affairs is a necessary task. Taxpayers have the right to know where their taxes are spent. H.R. 4943 would allow for this increase in transparency for Americans.


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