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We represent millions of Americans who are working hard to raise families and make a middle-class living. Sadly, President Obama’s agenda and the current tax code punish middle-income families who are often light on cash during the parenting years. That’s why we stand for tax relief that would let parents keep more of what they earn, making it easier for parents (and potential parents) to pursue the family size they desire without fear of federal interference.

Fortunately, Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee are at the forefront of a new conservative reform agenda that is both pro-family and pro-growth. We ask that you, our United States senators, support their common sense plan to do the following:

- Simplify the income tax into two simple brackets
- End the marriage penalty
- Substantially increase the child tax credit

Today’s reforms must not only revive the American dream, but also make it more attainable for more Americans than ever before. Americans shouldn’t be punished for having families -- they should be encouraged. Help us live the American Dream and lighten the burden for us by supporting Senators Rubio and Lee’s plan immediately!

Signed,

Conservative Reform Network

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Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee are at the forefront of a new conservative agenda which explicitly, and creatively, advances middle-class economic interests.


The main tenets of Rubio and Lee's...

Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee are at the forefront of a new conservative agenda which explicitly, and creatively, advances middle-class economic interests.


The main tenets of Rubio and Lee's plan are straightforward and grounded in common sense: simplify the income tax into two simple brackets, end the marriage penalty, and eliminate the penalty on hardworking parents by substantially increasing the child tax credit. Lee and Rubio also support lower taxes on the direct investment businesses need in order to create jobs. 

Not only would Lee and Rubio's reforms help grow our economy, they would expand Americans' freedom by eliminating some of the costliest barriers to raising children in our country. As the Senators write, responding to conservative critics, "the end goal of economic policy isn't simply growth, but freedom--clearing the obstacles from each American's unique pursuit of happiness. Millions of Americans up and down the income scale choose to invest their personal economic freedom in children and not just in commerce--in human and social capital rather than just financial capital. We believe it is wrong to punish such a choice."

By supporting tax relief for parents when they need it most, conservatives could do more than correct a distortion in the tax code. They could win back the political trust and the support of the middle class.

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