Op-ed: Here’s what president can do to move nation forward

Today, President Obama will deliver a speech on the economy during his first visit to Utah as president. While his speech reportedly will focus on our differences, I believe we need to get beyond partisanship and find common ground. Here are several issues where we can work together to help get our economy back on track.

First, we can fix our broken tax code. Most Republicans and Democrats—including President Obama—agree that our current tax system is a roadblock to sustained prosperity. Its complexity, inefficiency, and ineffectiveness seriously impede job creation and our competitiveness in today’s global economy. What we need is a simpler, fairer tax system that promotes savings and investment and puts American job creators at a competitive advantage.

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