DuPage County taxpayers praise GOP tax reform
Several DuPage County taxpayers recently praised Republicans' proposed tax reforms in a press release from Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL).
"As a recent graduate, I see many of my classmates struggling to find jobs," Kristen Gum, of Wheaton, said. "H.R. 1 will create a tax code that will help cultivate an environment to create those jobs. This is key for many students to be able to build futures for themselves and I am proud to say my member of Congress, Peter Roskam, is helping."
Mike Sell, of Winfield, looks forward to what this tax reform will do for his business.
"After graduating from college, I started a business in West Chicago," Sell said. "Tax reform would not only help me grow my business, but it’ll help me keep more of my money to invest in my business moving forward. I look forward to seeing these reforms passed and thank Peter Roskam for his work on this bill.”
Other area residents also talked about their hopes for this tax reform.
“This new tax act is going to keep me from giving the government more of my hard-earned dollars," David Suwada, of Darien, said. "I can’t wait to see it pass.”
“I have a vested interest in tax reform on two fronts: first and foremost, I’m a father of three and every hour I have to spend filling out taxes is another hour I don’t get to spend with my children," Bob Grogan, of Downers Grove, said. "Second, I’m a CPA, and the complexity that we’ve built into our tax code is a barrier to entry for small business owners everywhere in the county. If we could simplify our tax code, we would reduce the cost of compliance and allow people to focus on their core business. Representative Roskam and I have had detailed conversations and I’m amazed with his depth of understanding on the problem with our current tax code and the benefits of a revised tax code.”
Kirk Allen, the chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, praised the commuter tax benefits.
“I am thankful to Congressman Roskam for keeping the commuter tax benefit in place for individuals," Allen said. "This is a plus for the over 2 million riders which take mass transit in our region daily.”
Roskam, who is the chairman of the Tax Policy Subcommittee, believes this tax reform will have positive results for the middle class.
“Today we took the most significant step on real tax reform than we’ve taken in over 30 years,” Roskam said. “Americans are yearning to see real tax relief and the work we’ve done on this bill respects and rewards hardworking, middle-class families in my district and across the country and allows us to grow a healthy economy and more jobs.”