WASHINGTON (8/16/13)--House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) plan to continue their "tax-reform" tour early next week in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.
The pair have set an Aug. 19 visit with mobile payment provider Square Inc. and an Aug. 20 trip to computer component manufacturer Intel.
The focus of the California trip will be how a simpler and fairer tax code can help spur innovation and boost America's economy, the legislators said in a joint release.
This will be the third stop on their tax tour, which was organized to give the congressmen an opportunity to talk with a range of Americans and businesses--from large multinational corporations to small, family-run businesses, and to individual taxpayers.
The two lawmakers visited multinational corporation 3M Company and Baldinger Bakery in an early July trip to Minneapolis. They met with owners and employees of third-generation, family-owned Mrs. G's TV & Appliances and The Hub Centers for Meeting and Collaboration in a late-July visit to Philadelphia, Pa.
The tax policy leaders have planned a "blank slate" approach to reform legislation, which would remove all tax expenditures from the code and would add back in those that make the grade. In the midst of this tax reform effort, credit unions and their members are using Credit Union National Association and state credit union leagues' resources, social media sites including Facebook, and micro-video site Vine, to tell their legislators, "Don't Tax My Credit Union!"
This pro-credit union message is also being shared through Twitter feeds, CUNA's Twitter handle @CUNAadvocacy and the hashtag, #DontTaxMyCU.
The Don't Tax My Credit Union social media presence has placed pro-credit union tax status messages before more than 1.5 million social media users each day, hitting lawmakers with about 10,000 contacts per day. Nearly 715,000 contacts have been made since CUNA launched "Don't Tax My Credit Union."
Use the resource link for more about the "Don't Tax My Credit Union"campaign.