Scott Statement on President’s Address

Washington – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the President’s address in Chattanooga, TN today.

“There’s no question we should reform our nation’s tax system into a fairer and flatter structure that makes it easier for families to thrive and businesses to put folks back to work. Unfortunately, the president’s most recent proposal is a familiar one – higher taxes that make it harder for our economy to meet its potential. Once again, the president wants the government to pick winners and losers instead of getting out of the way and allowing our entrepreneurs and job creators to take risks, make investments, and grow. We need a comprehensive tax overhaul that includes a lower rate for businesses and families, but this tax-and-spend proposal fails to accomplish meaningful reform.”