Georgia Public Policy Foundation Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Pass Pro-Growth Tax Reform

Benita M. Dodd

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation joined a coalition of more than 20 leading state and national organizations calling on Congress to seize the opportunity to deliver transformative tax reform.

In an open letter hand-delivered today to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the coalition highlighted the failures of the U.S. tax code and urged Congress to make the tax code simpler, fairer and with lower rates to help revitalize the nation’s middle class.

"The outdated U.S. tax code, last overhauled more than three decades ago, has rendered American job creators less competitive in the global marketplace, slowed the growth of wages, and discouraged investment in local communities across our country," the coalition letter notes.

"We write to urge you to support meaningful, transformative tax reform that will strengthen economic growth and enable greater prosperity for America's job creators and middle-class families."

"Working-class Georgians deserve the greater job opportunities and higher wages that result from stronger economic growth,” said Kelly McCutchen, president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

“We believe that simplifying and reforming our tax code, which is a major drag on U.S. global competitiveness, will spur economic growth."