Agenda for Jobs
A Plan to Grow Jobs, from Pennsylvania’s
been plenty of talk about economic development to spur economic growth
and create jobs in Pennsylvania, but there hasn’t been enough action to
make it happen.
Pennsylvania must enact real reforms to its business
tax structure, health-care system, legal system and
labor laws in order to jump-start economic growth and job creation.
four-point Agenda for Jobs reflects input from more than
9,000 Pennsylvania employers – the true experts in job creation. Our plan
is a bold alternative to the short-term programs and revenue-neutral tax
plans of the past.
antiquated and burdensome tax laws hinder businesses’ ability to create
jobs. We urge across-the-board reforms and reductions in business
taxes in order to stimulate economic development. Any tax plan
that’s "revenue-neutral" and simply designed to shift taxes
among job creators does nothing to improve the collective business community’s
ability to create jobs.
health-care costs interfere with the ability of the business community
to maintain existing jobs and to create new jobs. Businesses need to
be able to offer necessary, appropriate and effective health-care benefits
to their employees.
high legal costs paid by Pennsylvania employers stunt the Commonwealth’s
economic growth and job creation. We need to inject fairness,
common sense and personal responsibility into our courts by continuing
to reform our antiquated legal system.
labor laws present a significant obstacle to creating jobs when we are
compared to other states. Businesses support efforts to reform the workers’
compensation system and unemployment compensation program to put our
cost structure more in line with competing states.
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