Issue Position: Economic Growth and Job Creation - Tax Relief
Reducing taxes for Eastern Washington families and businesses
A key to competitiveness is reducing the tax burden and allowing families and businesses to keep more of their hard earned money. The 2001 and 2003 tax cuts have provided tax relief to over 2,385,000 Washington state residents. Permanent tax relief is needed that will set the stage for long-term economic stability and job growth.
These tax cuts are responsible for growing the economy and increasing revenue by 12 to 15 percent each year to the federal government. They have also helped local companies stay in business. The key to balancing the budget is not raising taxes, it is controlling spending. That is why McMorris Rodgers is a cosponsor of the Balanced Budget Amendment.