Pro-taxpayer groups and Congressmen hold tax day event

WASHINGTON – As Americans agonize over their annual tax returns, they can find some solace in the fact that fact there are strong voices trumpeting their interests. Led by Americans for Tax Reform, a group of taxpayer advocates joined together today to address the problems in our current tax code.

“The American people deserve a tax system that taxes consumed income at one time and at one rate, not the convoluted mess we have today,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “President Bush and Congress have delivered four tax cuts in four years. We need to take that momentum and push for a tax system that makes sense, without losing sight of the need to deliver tax relief to Americans right now within the present system.”

Participants at the event included:

Congressman Michael Burgess (R-Texas)
Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas)
Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)
John Berthoud, President, National Taxpayers Union
Tom Schatz, President, Citizens Against Government Waste
Matt Kibbe, President, FreedomWorks
Jim Martin, President, 60 Plus Association
Dick Patten, President, American Family Business Institute
George Landrith, President, Frontiers of Freedom
Brian Riedl, Budget Analyst, The Heritage Foundation
Daniel Clifton, Executive Director, American Shareholders Association
Andrew Quinlan, Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Ed Hudgins, Objectivist Center
Dr. William Brindley, USA Next
Stacie Rumenap, American Conservative Union
Michelle Korsmo, Americans for Prosperity
Tom Readmond, Media Freedom Project
Carrie Lukas, Independents Women’s Forum
Larry Hunter, Free Enterprise Foundation
Michael Keegan, American Legislative Exchange Council
David Keating, Club for Growth