Long given award for work on tax reform

Posted on May 7, 2015 15:06 pm CDT

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Last month, U.S. Rep. Billy Long was presented the non-partisan 60 Plus Association’s “Guardian of Seniors’ Rights” award.

60 Plus is a 7-million-member national senior advocacy organization working toward constitutional solutions to address senior issues. The group calls tax reform a “critical link in the chain for the financial stability of seniors.” The group recognized Long for his commitment to simplifying the tax code.

“Our nation’s seniors have worked a lifetime to earn and save for retirement. They have built families and planned for their futures. The last thing America’s seniors should worry about is how the federal government will upset their longtime plans with taxes and mandates. Our seniors deserve the very best and must have certainty for the path ahead. It is an honor to be named a ‘Guardian of Seniors’ Rights’. I look forward to continuing the fight in Washington for positive solutions to negative policies impacting seniors,” Long said.

Long is a strong supporter of the Fair Tax, which would create a more uniform tax code by replacing income, business and employment taxes with a consumption tax. He voted for the Death Tax Repeal Act, which would eliminate the estate tax on property transferred upon death.










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