We all have to pay the man. But shouldn’t we know where our money goes?
On “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson,” Beverly Hallberg, president of District Media Group, discussed her experiences as a small business owner and how they have helped make her an advocate for tax reform.
With Tax Day nearly upon us, it’s a good time to remember that the U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world, Hallberg noted. She talked about how she tries to put a face on the “big bad entity” that corporations have been turned into, reminding the audience that “the majority of businesses in this country are small businesses.”
Doc pointed out that everyone tends to think they’re unfairly taxed; even people who want the government to spend more money to help people:
“Everybody says ‘I’m paying too much.’ Even the most progressive out there. Once they start actually working for a living, they go, ‘Who is this FICA guy?’”
Hallberg has made it one of her missions to reach the average person with a compelling case for tax reform:
“You do not see where all of this money goes; you just see what you get at the end of two weeks. I can say as a small business owner, when you have to pay quarterly taxes and you have to write that check to the state and to the feds, it makes a huge difference. You start asking, ‘Where is this money going?’ … There’s got to be a lot more transparency, not only what you pay but where it goes.”