An op/ed by Dean C. Garfield
On Tuesday morning, a political sideshow masquerading as a Senate hearing will target America’s economic champions — companies that are creating American jobs and strengthening American innovation. That’s when Michigan Sen. Carl Levin convenes his Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for another hearing on his flawed belief that U.S. employers are trying to cheat Uncle Sam.
Yes, the U.S. tax system produces outcomes that sometimes are hard to explain, and it’s easy for a politician to capitalize on that reality. But slanted political rhetoric ignores the hard work of repairing what everyone agrees is a broken, antiquated tax system.