Clark Rector, exec VP for the American Advertising Federation, is among industry lobbyists who worry the expensing of advertising costs will be targeted in a tax code overhaul underway in Congress. Advertising is the spark plug of our economy. Remove the spark plug and the economy slows to a crawl. Some in Washington want to target the expensing of advertising costs in a tax code overhaul underway in Congress. Tell your representatives to keep their hands off the ability of companies to write off advertising as a business expense. See more from Ad Age here.