My views on taxation are pure Republican. I am for low taxes and a simplified tax code. Period. I have never taken the position that taxes should increase for the middle class…ever. I have three criticisms of the 2017 tax reform: that the middle class should have received more tax relief, that in our rush to pass something by the end of the year, we did not take the time to simplify our tax code, and finally that we still have a 74,000 page tax code that is written by lobbyists and special interests not to protect the middle class but to provide donors and special interest with thousands of pages of loopholes to keep them from paying the taxes we think they pay. Again, I have never taken the position that taxes should increase for the middle class…ever…and I would have liked to see the middle class receive more tax relief, not less.