WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Job Creators Network, a leading voice for small businesses in America, applauds the tax framework announced today by the Big Six and urges fast passage to bring relief to hardworking Americans.
Alfredo Ortiz, the President and CEO of the Job Creators Network, released the following statement:
I'm encouraged to see that the administration is moving forward with tax cuts for small business. While many details still need to be filled in, this is a crucial and positive step in the right direction. Make no mistake: the recent progress in the campaign for tax relief should bring optimism to the 29 million small business owners and the roughly 56 million people that depend on them for their livelihoods. These entrepreneurs—who are responsible for two-thirds of all new job creation in this country—are struggling under the stifling current tax rates. It's limiting their ability to expand, raise wages, and hire more workers. We encourage Congress to make these cuts retroactive to January 1, 2017 in order to fully unleash the economic potential of Main Street and increase financial prosperity for all Americans. The time for talk is over. The time for action is now.
Below are statements from small businesses owners from across the country explaining how such a tax cut would help them:
Guy Berkebile, founder and president of Guy Chemical Company in Pennsylvania.
It's about time Congress helped small businesses. As someone who's had to take out loans just to pay taxes, I know the outrageous tax burden better than most. Tax cuts would help me hire 10 new employees, give raises to current staff, and buy extra equipment. When small businesses grow, the economy grows.
Dina Rubio, owner of Don Ramon Restaurant in Florida.
This momentum is encouraging. As the owner of a Cuban restaurant in Florida, the current tax code brings many daily challenges. High taxes make it costly to invest in new construction projects and renovations, not to mention hiring new employees. Small business tax relief can't come soon enough.
Joseph Semprevivo, president and CEO of Joseph's Lite Cookies in Florida.
A small business tax cut would help my family-owned sugar-free cookie business invest in new recipes and new employees. This would help improve the lives of the country's 29 million diabetics and the communities where we operate.
Kalena Bruce, rancher in Missouri.
A small business tax cut would give me the funds needed to make improvements to my ranch and help farmers across the country revitalize the rural economy, which now ranks worse than inner cities in a variety of socioeconomic indicators. Small business tax cuts are the lifeline that many cash-poor farmers across the country need right now.
The Job Creators Network (JCN) is the voice of Main Street and holds politicians accountable to job creators and workers alike. For more information, please visit www.JobCreatorsNetwork.com.
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