The Democratic Party approved its platform at its national convention in Denver, including a number of planks related to taxes.

Among the proposals are reforming the Tax Code. "It's thousands of pages long, a monstrosity that high-priced lobbyists have rigged with page after page of special interest loopholes and tax shelters," says the platform committee's report. "We will shut down the corporate loopholes and tax havens, and use the money so that we can provide an immediate middle-class tax cut that will offer relief to workers and their families."

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