I'm writing to express my support for 2nd Congressional District candidate Merrill Cook. I admire his tenacity in fighting for tax cuts for Utahns. Mr. Cook believes, as do I, that high taxes, and a confusing tax system restrict job creation and stifle economic growth. I spend thousands of dollars each year tracking my finances to simplify calculating my taxes. We need to cut taxes, simplify the process for paying taxes and give small businesses like mine a break.
C-SPAN recently reported that small businesses pay nine different state and federal taxes. It's no wonder that Americans must work until mid-May to pay off their tax bill before they begin earning money for themselves.J. Farrell Petersen
Salt Lake City