“Max and Dave” Bring Their Tax Reform Tour to the Valley

Miguel A. Martínez, Jr. photo

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp are taking their “Max & Dave” Tax Reform Tour to Silicon Valley later this month.  One of the stops will be at the Intel Corporation, an ITI member and one of the U.S. economy’s innovation cornerstones.

The chairmen’s visit to the Valley will give them the opportunity to hear about the significance of tax reform for the future competitiveness of American companies and American workers.  Already, they have a pretty good handle on the challenge.


“America’s tax code is inefficient, outdated, and overly complex.  It is stifling innovation and holding back America’s economic growth,” Baucus and Camp said in a joint statement.  “We have a chance to fix the broken code so more jobs are created and paychecks get bigger.  It is a challenge we are ready to take on.  Tax reform can fuel new research and development.  It can boost the economy, create jobs, and make U.S. businesses more competitive at home and in the global marketplace.  Most of all, it can provide a real shot in the arm that America needs in a struggling economy.”


We agree on every single point. 

It’s time to upgrade the U.S. tax code to create jobs and attract investments in places like Silicon Valley and similar emerging innovation hubs across our country.  We have a chance to get it right.  And when we do, we can create a system that boosts American job creation and expands investments here at home.  There are three key components to a pro-growth, job-creating tax structure:

  • Make the tax code competitive with the rest of the world by lowering the world’s highest corporate tax rate;
  • Bring investments home by adopting a competitive, market-based tax system; and,
  • Bolster America’s leadership in research and development with a permanent innovation incentive.

Technology and innovation together continue to change the way we live and work while creating new opportunities, businesses, and jobs in America.  U.S. tech companies are central to our nation’s economic growth.  With nearly 6 million employees today, we’re creating jobs and opportunities in every state.  Yet, our ability to grow and put people to work is held back a tax code that is out-of-step with the realities of today’s hypercompetitive global marketplace.

Pack your SPF 50, Mr. Chairmen, and take a notebook.  You’re going to hear some good ideas for fixing America’s broken tax code when you head west.

Share this post on:
  • Eugenia Tue., October 1, 2:01 AM
    and done, it comes down to two or three, bought and paid for, cash-wallowing, DINO setrnoas. The Public Option is going to go down the garbage chute on the votes of even fewer people than the five who elected Bush in 2000. A few years back, when the Republicans held the whip hand in the Senate, we heard a lot about the "Nuclear Option" - abolishing the filibuster, an action that could be taken by majority vote. How come - apart from the fact that the Democrats, as ever, have no f-cking balls - we haven't heard a peep out of them about this approach to passing the Public Option?
  • Ceren Mon., September 30, 4:32 PM
    No time to watch a 25 minute video but the 5 mentuis that I saw was enlightening. We don't eat pork in this house, so it's possible that I missed out on the relevant part of the video.What, if I may ask, is the alternative to a large family on a budget? I ask this question often to bloggers who advocate "organic only" or other ways to eat that are basically more expensive.Maybe you should follow up on this with a solution oriented post....Unless, of course, that was included in the video that I didn't bother to finish watching, :-) http://hribstg.com [url=http://grdddbuz.com]grdddbuz[/url] [link=http://vcjlukg.com]vcjlukg[/link]
  • Rapzz Mon., September 30, 9:38 AM
    If you did not receive your siepcfic tax form in the mail and you are working from a workbook without your stickers, follow the instructions as to where to send it. If not too late, call the IRS and ask for one to be sent to you with sticker.I do it every year
  • Hakan Sun., September 29, 9:10 AM
    if you get a tax form and booklet of intourctisns on the mail, it is best to use the sticker that shows your name and address that comes with your packet. the optical readers at irs will be able to process your return a bit quicker (maybe a day or two) than if you don't.but handwriting the addresses is fine, too.kudos to you for filing so early!have a nice day.I do it every year
(HTML not permitted)
* - Required