Elaine Parker: Educating America on Tax Cuts

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Elaine Parker of Job Creators Network writes for RealClear Politics that Americans are misinformed about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, so her organization is undertaking to educate them about economic policies and how they impact middle class families:

According to recent polling data from the Job Creators Network and ScottRasmussen.com, Americans are misinformed about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — legislation that was passed and signed into law last year that lowered the tax burden on many individuals and small businesses.

For starters, over a third of respondents don’t believe most Americans will benefit from the 2017 tax relief package. And for those that do receive financial relief, the amount is thought to be modest. These conclusions are bolstered by internal GOP numbers that show two-thirds of Americans believe the tax cuts benefit “large corporations and rich Americans over middle class families.”

These findings aren’t shocking considering the lack of existing education around economic policies and the real-world impacts they have on businesses, employees, and the broader economy. This is why my organization, the Job Creators Network Foundation, has launched what we call the E2E program — an initiative aimed at equipping employers with the resources to educate employees about the impacts of government policies on themselves, their families, and their paychecks — an effort currently centered on tax cuts.

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