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Not too long ago our nation passed a bill in the House and Senate that was said to be the largest record cuts in government spending in the history of the United States of America President Barack Obama gave a speech in which he suggested in the beginning that America was back in business In that speech he continued to add that our country had a revenue problem In his speech he suggested many of the reasons why he and his administration believe the government is experiencing this problem The president discussed healthcare cost Social Security Medicare and Medicaid and he also discuss like many before him the need for tax reform And now like many the argument for taxation is on the table for serious debateToday the United States tax code is a mere thirteen-thousand four-hundred and fifty-eight pages To get it printed copy from the US Government Print Office would cost nine-hundred and seventy-four dollars plus shipping and tax The stack of books that make up the code stands at about three feet which is half my height I think the price to obtain the code and its size says a lot about who benefits from a tax law code of this order Those who can afford the cost to buy the code itself and those who can afford to pay people to decipher itThe United States current tax code has four different types of taxes with different rates corporate with a federal rate of 0 to 35 percent and state rate of 0 to 12 percent individual with a federal rate of 0 to 35 percent and state rate of 0 to 1055 percent payroll which is only administrated through the federal government with rates from 25 to 153 percent and sales tax which only state and local governments have the rates range from 0 to 1025 percent The problem with the current tax code is not only its size but the
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