By Sen. Rand Paul

One of the fundamental problems in Washington is the attitude that the money that people make belongs to the government. That’s why you hear arguments about how much a tax cut “costs,” or big government advocates disingenuously and breathlessly complaining about the people who pay taxes getting a tax cut.

I believe it is the other way around. Our default position should be that the money you earn belongs to you, and government has to justify why it should take it from you.

Currently, there are at least 97 different federal taxes. The tax code that instructs people how they must hand over their hard-earned money to government spans some 74,000-plus pages.

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“The optimism has returned — the sun is once again rising over America. But our economy cannot take off like it should unless we transform our outdated, complex and burdensome tax code, and that is exactly what we are proposing to do. Revising our tax code is not just a policy discussion — it is a moral one, because we are not talking about the government's money – we are talking about your money, your hard work.”

With tax reform we can make it morning in America again

By President Donald J. Trump

Today is the anniversary of former president Ronald Reagan signing into law the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The act was the second major law he signed to reform the tax code for the American people.

Republicans and Democrats came together to cut taxes for hardworking families in 1981, and again in 1986 to simplify the tax code, so that everyone could get a fair shake. The rest, as they say, is history.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) penned the following op-ed for for the Prescott Daily Courier about his opposition of the American Health Care Act:

Why I Opposed the American Health Care Act
Prescott Daily Courier
By: Congressman Paul Gosar
March 29, 2017

Last week, the debate over the American Health Care Act dominated the news cycle. There was and remains a lot of misinformation surrounding this legislation, the worst being its claim to “repeal and replace Obamacare,” and I want to take a moment to cut through the noise and give you this doctor’s perspective.

Before getting to the substance of this bill, it’s important to mention the flawed process used to try and pass this legislation. Republicans rightly condemned Nancy Pelosi when she infamously declared that “we have to pass Obamacare to find out what’s in the bill.” It wasn’t OIK [sic] when Democrats did it, and it shouldn’t be OK for Republicans either.   more...
Congratulations to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on being sworn in as the 45th President and Vice President of the United States! Arizonans are ready to get to work on Making America Great Again!

I was honored to be joined by so many of you who made the trip to Washington D.C. to witness this historic event in person. There is a lot to be excited about in the coming year but there is much work to be done. I look forward to hitting the ground running on your behalf.

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“This fundamentally flawed new regulation will kill jobs, result in an unconstitutional tax on coal and bankrupt even more American energy companies”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after a Secretarial Order was issued by Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell overhauling the federal coal program and halting new coal leases on federal land:

“The endless assault by the Obama Administration on domestic coal is unprecedented and puts the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk. The president’s reckless obsession to enact his radical environmental agenda clashes with scientific facts as well as the reality of the economic consequences his disastrous proposals are having on the country.

“Today’s executive overreach is a bureaucratic nightmare that will make it impossible to produce coal on federal lands, including tribal land. If implemented, this fundamentally flawed new regulation will kill jobs, result in an unconstitutional tax on coal and bankrupt even more American energy companies. Clearly, ‘an all-of-the-above approach’ was just a nice talking point pollsters told the president to use, as today’s announcement picks winners and losers and continues the administration’s misguided war on coal.”

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By John McCain and Jeff Flake
The Arizona Republic
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Last year, President Barack Obama said that taking executive action on immigration was "not an option" because it would amount to "ignoring the law in a way that I think would be very difficult to defend legally."

Previously, he said executive action "would not conform with my appropriate role as president," and "that's not how our system works. That's not how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written."

On this, we couldn't have agreed with President Obama more.

That's one reason we are so deeply troubled by his decision this week   more...
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