you for your interest in Tax Reform. For the first half of my
business career, as an engineering manager at a large aerospace
firm, I was blissfully ignorant of the harm that the tax code
inflicts on businesses and families throughout America. In the
early 70ís I left Aerospace and went into business with my
wife manufacturing a small 1/12 scale radio controlled toy car.
This car became an instant success. Soon similar products were
being manufactured all over the world. I doubt if you can find
any person who was a kid of 12 or 14 in the 70ís and 80ís
who is not aware of these little cars.
did not take long after our business became successful before we
came face to face with the IRS. At first I was incensed with the
arrogance of their agents. It was during their third audit a
number off years later that It finally dawned on me that the tax
code they were attempting to enforce was the real problem. They
did not understand it and frequently took out their frustration
on innocent taxpayers.
has tinkered with the tax code for nearly 90 years. The
instruction pamphlet for the personal income tax has grown to
over 125 pages. California, in an attempt to keep up, has made
became involved in tax reform in 1988 when the chairman of the
House Ways and Means Committee solicited suggestions from
taxpayers nationwide on how to simplify the tax code. Ready for
retirement I dedicated myself to make a serious effort in this
direction. In 1990 I developed two computer programs to help me
analyze how changes in the tax code would effect both the
revenue collected and taxes paid by individuals. In 1994, my
friends and I formed United Californians for Tax Reform. We
think its time to start cleaning up this tax mess. Wonít
you join us in our campaign to simplify and reform our Federal
and California tax code?