Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Obama Staffers Address Tax Reform

Obama is in Maryland at the NIH, where he'll speak at 11 am (details here). At 3 pm, he'll meet via video conference with Gen. Stanley McChrystal and other high level officials.
Michelle Obama is in Copenhagen trying to win the Olympics for the U.S.
Meanwhile, Obama staffers are taking on tax reform today. The meeting will be live streamed at 12:30 pm eastern. Obama maintained during the campaign that he would streamline the tax system:
Today, the tax subgroup of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB) will hold a meeting to gather ideas on tax reform. It will be the first of several such meetings. The meeting will center on tax simplification and will be live streamed at .

I wanted to take the opportunity to explain why we assembled this subgroup, what areas the PERAB tax reform subgroup will focus on and what it has been tasked to produce.

Tax reform is important to the President and a priority for many members of Congress. As the President said when he announced his international tax proposals in May, "It's a down payment on the larger tax reform we need to make our tax system simpler and fairer and more efficient for individuals and corporations." Read more at WH