GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
September 6, 2017
Foundation Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Pass Pro-Growth Tax Reform
Atlanta – 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“The outdated U.S. tax code, last overhauled more than three decades ago, has rendered American job creators less competitive in the global marketplace, slowed the growth of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.”
The full letter can be read here.
To interview Kelly McCutchen, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-256-4050.
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, non-profit, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians
List of signatories:
Alabama Policy Institute
American Action Network
Americans for Tax Reform
Americans for Limited Government
Beacon Center of Tennessee
Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions
Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Center for Individual Freedom
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Freedom Foundation of Minnesota
Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Hispanic Leadership Fund
Middle-Class Growth Initiative
National Taxpayers Union
Rio Grande Foundation
R Street Institute
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
60 Plus Association
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is our state’s leading organization promoting government transparency. The Secretary of State’s office shares the Foundation’s commitment to transparency and responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars, which is why our agency was the first in Georgia to publish its budget and spending data on a public transparency website.