27 September 2017

AAN Applauds “Big Six” Tax Reform Framework

Plan Prioritizes American middle-class families and small businesses

WASHINGTON – American Action Network (@AAN) Executive Director Corry Bliss issued the following statement on the Tax Reform Framework released by the “Big Six.”

“The White House and congressional leaders have unveiled a unified and bold plan to move forward on pro-growth tax reform that puts middle-class families and job creators first. With too many hardworking Americans living paycheck to paycheck and small businesses struggling to keep up with foreign competition, it’s clear the status quo has failed. Congress has the opportunity to make things right and deliver a tax code that is simple, fair and lowers rates for working families and small businesses.

“We are proud to see a great focus on defending and protecting American workers and job creators, that’s how we will see working families prosper and stronger economic growth. Lawmakers must now work together to begin the process of making tax reform that strengthens and grows the middle class a reality. AAN remains committed to dedicating significant resources to ensure middle-class families get relief.”

Recent polling found overwhelming support for comprehensive tax reform across party lines. The national survey, commissioned by AAN, found 73% of Americans believe tax reform should be a top or important priority for Congress. Additionally, the survey found a majority of Americans say the current tax code fails to keep jobs and companies in America and that the federal, state and local income tax rates are too high.

In August, AAN launched the MCGI, a special project dedicated to the passage of a tax code that is simpler, fairer and pro-growth. MCGI has put forth a multi-pronged strategy to advocate for tax reforms that will benefit middle-class families and job creators. The efforts, now totaling $8 million, include aggressive and targeted advertising campaigns across platforms including television, digital, radio and direct mail.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director