As Congress begins to debate tax reform, I am thankful for President Donald Trump’s attitude and desire to deliver tax reform for hardworking middle-class Americans. It was not long ago that President Barack Obama’s economic policies resulted in sluggish economic growth, fewer jobs, and higher rates of unemployment. The tax and regulatory policies of his administration targeted small business owners and added to the deficit. Nothing portrayed those sentiments towards business owners more than when Obama said, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. The government did.” But where President Obama got it wrong, President Trump is getting it right.
Our current President’s plans for tax reform would benefit both middle-class America and the business community, putting more money into our pockets while allowing businesses to invest more into their companies, give their employees a raise, and create more jobs. In order to create tax reform that would jumpstart our economy, Congress needs to deliver tax reform for all Americans and American businesses. Lower taxes and higher wages benefit everyone, and that’s something all Americans should rally behind.