Email Your Senators to Oppose the EXPIRE Act
This week, the Senate is expected to consider the Expiring Provisions Improvement, Reform, and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act of 2014 (S. 2260) sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) 12%. The EXPIRE Act would temporarily extend more than 50 expiring tax provisions pertaining to individual and business taxpayers and the energy sector through 2015.
The Senate’s tax extenders — and indeed the entire process surrounding the extension of expiring tax provisions — is one of the most egregious examples of Washington using its powers to prop up well connected interests.
For example, the Senate package includes over a dozen targeted tax provisions aimed at energy production, most of which are geared toward so-called green energy. According to the Heritage Foundation, Congress designed many of the provisions to “artificially tilt the energy market in the direction of certain renewable sources or reward certain taxpayers for behaving how the government would like them to.” Others are “narrowly tailored so only certain industries can benefit, which is unfair.”
Reviving a repeatedly-extended tax policy os not a tax cut. The EXPIRE Act (S.2260) is bad policy and should be opposed. Use POPVOX to email your Senators and oppose the EXPIRE Act.