U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Lee Continues to Call for Tax Reform

April 15, 2010

Joining protestors and citizens fed up with tax system, Lee promotes change

Salt Lake City, UT, April 15, 2010 — Americans dread tax day, and thousands today will gather around the country to voice frustration with their tax burden along with the size and cost of government. Joining with them is U.S. Senate candidate Mike Lee, who will speak at two separate Tea Party events: one in Salt Lake City at 12:30 p.m., followed by one in Provo at 5:00 p.m. Lee will also mark the day and share his message of tax reform in a meet-the-candidates event in Saratoga Springs and a tele-town hall with state delegates.

A central theme of Lee’s campaign for the U.S. Senate includes his statement, “It's wrong that many Americans have to work four or five months out of the year just to pay their taxes, especially since they are also told in the end that it isn’t enough because the government is $14 trillion in debt – which doesn’t even include our future liabilities for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.”

Lee, a proponent of tax reform through a flat tax, fair tax, or other simplified system stated, “with 50% of wage earners paying little or no taxes, there is little reason for them to question new or expanding government programs. Until we reform the tax code to give all Americans a stake in their government (through a simplified tax system), Congress will continue to adopt new entitlements, new bailouts, and new relief programs.”

“There are so many similarities between the events and frustrations that led to the founding of our Country and the establishment of our Constitution and the challenges we face today in 2010. In both cases the problem centers in a government that is too big, too expensive, and too intrusive," Lee commented. “As with the Founding Fathers, we must create a smaller, limited, federal government, which will reduce the tax burden and increase individual liberty.”

About Mike Lee: An attorney from Alpine, Utah, Mike has spent his career helping individuals and organizations get overreaching government regulations and control out of their lives and businesses. A lifetime student of the Constitution, he graduated from the Brigham Young University Law School. Mike served as a law clerk to Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and later spent time as General Counsel to Governor Jon Huntsman. Mike has twice served as a law clerk to current Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. He first clerked for the solidly conservative jurist at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, then was asked to return as a clerk during Justice Alito’s important first year on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mike has also held positions in private practice, and is currently a partner with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Howrey LLP. His understanding of the Constitution and law have made him a valuable resource for individuals and organizations throughout the country.

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