URBAN ECONOMIC POLICY
URGING REPEAL OF THE SO-CALLED MARRIAGE PENALTY IN THE U.S. TAX CODE
WHEREAS, under current federal law married couples are required to pay higher taxes than single individuals; and
WHEREAS, this is rank discrimination and is counter productive to promoting family values; and
WHEREAS, the marriage penalty is an outgrowth of laws enacted many years ago which do not take into account changing economic and social conditions,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors urges Congress to repeal the so called marriage penalty in the U.S. Tax Code and to treat married couples fairly and equally with other citizens with regards to our tax laws; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the President, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
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