President Obama pressed for business tax reform in a speech before a group of business executives.

“If you’re a CEO that’s willing to bring jobs back to America, we want to do everything we can to help you succeed,” he said in a speech before the Business Roundtable on Tuesday evening. “That means working together to reform our tax system so that we are rewarding companies that are investing here in the United States, making sure that we are able to cut our tax rate here but also broaden the base.  That is going to be a difficult task. Anybody who has been involved in tax discussions in any legislature, but especially Congress, knows that it’s like pulling teeth.  But it is the right thing to do for us to become more competitive.”

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