By John Carson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement
The proposals in the “National Economic Security and Reformation Act” have not been introduced in Congress, and the Obama Administration cannot implement a law that has not been passed.
Moreover, many of the proposals referenced in the petition are not consistent with President Obama’s blueprint for an American economy built to last. For example, a previous petition response from Jason Furman of the National Economic Council explains that the Obama Administration does not support a national sales tax because it would burden middle class families while slashing taxes for the wealthiest Americans. That response also describes President Obama’s plan for a fundamental reform of our tax system that lowers tax rates and eliminates inefficient and unfair tax breaks. Finally, you can learn more about the President’s policies to improve the economy and put America back to work on the White House website.
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