President Barack Obama called for tax reform as a way to temper drastic automatic budget cuts during his State of the Union address.

“The American people deserve a Tax Code that helps small businesses spend less time filling out complicated forms, and more time expanding and hiring, a Tax Code that ensures billionaires with high-powered accountants can’t work the system and pay a lower rate than their hardworking secretaries, a Tax Code that lowers incentives to move jobs overseas, and lowers tax rates for businesses and manufacturers that are creating jobs right here in the United States of America,” he said. “That’s what tax reform can deliver. That’s what we can do together.”

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