Op-eds and Speeches

New York Post: With Economy on the Mend, America Doesn’t Need Biden’s Irresponsible $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

April 12, 2021 — Blog

The economy is on the mend, but the Biden Administration doesn’t want you to know that, according to an editorial by the New York Post. The newspaper’s editorial board writes that the Biden Administration and top Democrats are ignoring March’s explosive jobs report, because doing so would get in the way of their $2 trillion tax hikes masking as responsible infrastructure reform. As ...

ICYMI: President Biden’s ‘Centrism’ Is a Tax-Hike Extravaganza

April 06, 2021 — Blog

President Biden's tax increases would make America less competitive and cost American jobs. Writing in RealClearMarkets, National Taxpayers Union Foundation's Andrew Wilford offers details. Tax Hikes Put America Behind Other Nations: The United States is "already on the high side when factoring in state and local taxes, which brings the average U.S. corporate tax rate to ...

Walorski: Democrats’ progressive push endangers economic recovery

March 16, 2021 — Blog

Democrats exploited the pandemic to pass "the most progressive legislation in our lifetime," in their own words--and ultimately will harm our economic recovery, argues Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Republican Leader on the Subcommittee for Worker and Family Support in an oped for the South Bend Tribune. Key Takeaways:  After ...

Op-Ed: Tax increases are the wrong medicine for our struggling economy

March 08, 2021 — Blog

Key Takeaways:  After TCJA, U.S. GDP grew 4.1% in 2019 after increasing 5.4% in 2018, unemployment reached a 50-year low of 3.5%, and with 6 million new jobs. Lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% made America more internationally competitive. President Biden and some in Congress are proposing to raise the corporate rate to 28%, which would undo much ...

Rep. Smucker: If Dems’ $1.9T bill is a stimulus, where are the jobs?

February 26, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--Rep. Smucker appeared before the House Committee on Rules to discuss the Democrats' $1.9 trillion Pelosi Payoff that neither crushes Covid nor creates any jobs. To watch his remarks, click here. The following is a transcript of his remarks as delivered: Thank you, Ranking Member Cole. As a new member of the ...

Brady Introduces U.S. Trade Rep-Nominee Katherine Tai at Senate Hearing

February 25, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX-08) introduced Katherine Tai, a longtime trade counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means, as the nominee for U.S. Trade Representative before the Senate Committee on Finance. His remarks, paired with Ways and Means Chairman Richie Neal (D-MA), emphasized bipartisan support for Tai's nomination based on her qualifications and the ...