On the day of the federal income tax filing deadline for 2012, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett participated in a news conference with Congressman Rob Woodall, and other members among the 66 cosponsors of the Fair Tax reform bill, H.R. 25, in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC. The members of Congress were joined by the President of the National Small Business Association, Todd McCracken, as well as the President of the National Taxpayers Union, Duane Parde.
Congressman Bartlett said at the news conference, "With this Fair Tax reform, we will have lower rates and collect more tax revenue by eliminating all of the complexity of our current tax code. We need this fundamental reform that will protect the poor and tax people for what they spend instead of what they save and invest. The Fair Tax will unshackle our entrepreneurs and small business owners and strengthen our economy by spurring the production of more goods and services."