February 26, 2014
The GOP has a tax plan — sort of.
House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., is set to unveil a tax-reform proposal today that’s expected to include broad simplifications to the tax code, along with lower rates for higher incomes and surtaxes on certain types of income for the wealthy.
At the weekly GOP leadership news conference today, House Speaker John Boehner stopped short of endorsing the plan as the Republican Party’s stance on taxes.
“You’re getting a little bit ahead of yourself,” Boehner said when asked if Camp’s plan is the GOP plan. “We’ve talked about this and Chairman Camp’s worked on this for years. It’s time to have a public conversation about the issue of tax reform. And so I welcome the conversation.”