Job Creators Network President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz released the following statement regarding the 2016 U.S. election:
The Job Creators Network congratulates the new Administration and looks forward to working with newly-elected representatives in legislatures at all levels of government to address the challenges facing small businesses. We’d especially like to congratulate the nearly 20 U.S. Representatives who took part in our recent Bring Small Businesses Back bus tour and who all won re-election
After traveling nearly 10, 000 miles, talking to legislators on both sides of the aisle, across 17 states and more importantly, hundreds and hundreds of small business owners, we stand as one voice, not marked by party affiliation, but by the desire to succeed in the American Dream. The end of this election cycle brings a new opportunity for both sides to come together, finally, to help the nearly 85 million hard working adult Americans who depend on the success of small businesses but have been trampled under the pressures of over-regulation, over-taxation, and a lack of access to credit. We stand ready to work with all three branches of government and the state chief executives across this country to put a plan in place to Bring Small Businesses Back.
Part of this plan involves addressing the over-taxation that a JCN nationwide poll of small business owners found is preventing two-thirds of respondents from thriving. That means developing and promoting reforms like Rep. Randy Hultgren’s (R-IL) recently introduced Bring Small Businesses Back Tax Reform Act. This bill would reduce the tax rate on the first $250,000 in earnings to 10 percent and the tax rate on the first $1 million in earnings to 20 percent.
This plan also includes educating employees and voters about the consequences of bad government policy on their paychecks and job opportunities. JCN recently did a PSA campaign encouraging people to vote–with more than 11,000 airings on 112 different television stations. It also does widespread outreach through its “Employer to Employee” (E2E) education program to explain government policy and economic issues to employees.
Through these efforts we can finally Bring Small Businesses Back.