For Immediate Release

April 20, 2015

CONTACTS: Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524/Tim Zink 410-962-4436



Cardin to Discuss Progressive Tax Reform with Southern Maryland Business and Community Leaders

TODAY, Monday, April 20 at 2:15 PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will join business and community leaders from throughout Southern Maryland to discuss his innovative tax reform proposal, which centers on a progressive consumption tax.  Senator Cardin’s proposal eliminates income tax for the vast majority of Americans and represents a comprehensive overhaul of America’s outdated system of taxation. It also would reduce the corporate income tax rate to one of the lowest among industrialized nations.

“It’s time for fresh thinking on tax reform, and my conversation with business and community leaders from Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties will focus on finding ways to make our tax code simpler and fairer for families and employers. It should help make Maryland-based businesses more competitive and our nation’s economy stronger. And it should provide a way to responsibly and reliably collect reasonable revenues,” said Senator Cardin. “Our current, 1980s-style tax code simply cannot accomplish these goals. In contrast, my Progressive Consumption Tax Act represents a viable way to simplify our approach to taxation, while ensuring that the country’s revenue needs are met.”

WHAT:          Roundtable Discussion on Progressive Consumption Tax

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Sue Greer, Chair, Charles County Chamber of Commerce

                        Bill Chambers, President, Calvert County Chamber of Commerce

                        Southern Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce

Peter F. Murphy, Charles County Commissioner President

Ken Robinson, Charles County Commissioner

                        Health Care, Real Estate, Financial Corporations

                        Educational Institutions

Non-profit Organizations

Small Business Owners

WHEN:          Monday, April 20 at 2:15 PM

WHERE:        Waldorf West Library Meeting Room B

                        10405 O’Donnell Place

                        Waldorf, MD 20603

HOW:            Media RSVP to Tim Zink,