Meet The 9-Year-Old Who Penned The GOP Tax Plan

When you were nine years old, you might have been catching Pokemon or collecting POGs.

That’s not the case for Robby Jennings. Jennings, a third-grader at Hamilton Elementary, was called up to the big leagues this week, as the GOP asked him to draw up their new tax reform plan.

“I tried to make the taxes real fair and real good for everyone,” Jennings said. “I cut some of the taxes but left some of the others. I moved some things around. It is real different now but not too different, just sorta like, medium different, I guess.”

Jennings drew the tax plan up on a big piece of construction paper with a set of Crayola crayons right next to a doodle of what appeared to be King Koopa flying a spaceship into a giant bowl of spaghetti, and turned the detailed set of ideas on how to improve the nation’s tax code in to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

“We really couldn’t have done it without Robby’s great ideas. Thanks, Rob!” Ryan said in a statement.