2 October 2017

American Action Network Unveils Six-Figure Digital Campaign Highlighting Tax Reform Framework

Targeting 42 congressional districts nationwide

WASHINGTON – Today, American Action Network’s Middle-Class Growth Initiative (MCGI) released a six-figure digital campaign featuring American Action Forum President and Economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin highlighting the benefits of the tax reform framework for working families and job creators. The ad will run on various digital platforms including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter in 42 congressional districts nationwide. View the list of districts targeted here.

“For too long, middle-class families have been living paycheck-to-paycheck, and have struggled to make ends meet. It’s time for working families to see tax cuts that will give them peace of mind and help them save for the future. That’s exactly what the tax reform plan released by the White House and congressional leaders will do,” said AAN Executive Director Corry Bliss. “Congress has the opportunity to deliver meaningful tax reform that eliminates loopholes and lowers rates for working families and small businesses.”

View the ad here


HOLTZ-EAKIN: The tax reform framework released by the White House, the House and the Senate, is a commitment to fix our broken tax code, and in the process, fix our broken economy.

We’re going to have tax relief for working families, there is going to be a doubling of the standard deduction so much less income is going to get taxed…

…much bigger child credit for those who are raising their kids…

…a tax cut for small businesses, and a tax code that says build it in America, hire in America, give a raise in America.

The tax code is broken in part because it’s just too complicated. It is tens of thousands of pages long. It needs to be modernized and simple.

The tax reform framework promises to eliminate a lot of loopholes. That makes things simpler, it also makes it fairer.

And large corporations will no longer have incentives to park their money overseas, hire overseas, and sell outside the United States.

They’re going to be here, hiring Americans, and reinvesting in this economy.

The promise of the framework to working families is: you’re going to pay less in taxes.

But the bigger promise is: you’re going to pay less in taxes out of a bigger paycheck.


Douglas Holtz-Eakin has a distinguished record as an academic, policy adviser, and strategist. Currently he is the President of the American Action Forum and recently was a Commissioner on the Congressionally-chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Since 2001, he has served in a variety of important policy positions. During 2001-2002, he was the Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). At CEA he helped to formulate policies addressing the 2000-2001 recession and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. From 2003-2005 he was the 6th Director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which provides budgetary and policy analysis to the U.S. Congress. During 2007 and 2008 he was the Director of Domestic and Economic Policy for the John McCain presidential campaign. Dr. Holtz-Eakin built an international reputation as a scholar doing research in areas of applied economic policy, econometric methods, and entrepreneurship.


Courtney Parella

Communications Director