Saturday, April 12, 2003

Delegate Bryant on tax reform

Delegate Preston Bryant says here in the Roanoke Times that "it's up to the few, the brave, the rational to step forward and strip the varnish off our tax code and show Virginians, again, what it really is - an anachronism. It's an agrarian-based measure of wealth from early last century that's ill-fittingly applied to an information age economy. While our more than $30 billion agricultural industry is nothing to sneeze at, we must tune our system to more fully recognize - and value for tax purposes - an economy where technology R&D, financial services, and high-end manufacturing are its bigger drivers."

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