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Kerrigan in the Washington Times: Will Dems Break Their Small Business Tax Pledge?

By at 10 August, 2021, 9:06 pm

In an August 9 Washington Times Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan explains how Democrats would clearly break their “no new taxes pledge” on small businesses in the massive $3.5 trillion spending package currently being advanced in the Senate. The impact would be widespread if they are successful at sneaking parts of the PRO Act within an unemployment insurance reform measure in the package, which would mean higher taxes and costs for millions of small businesses.

Read Karen’s piece here.

In the Op-ed, Karen writes that a Wyden-Bennet proposal “would radically change America’s unemployment system and not for the better. A key component of the proposal is a ‘carrot and stick’ tax policy designed to force 49 states to adopt California’s ABC worker classification test for unemployment eligibility.”

SBE Council has been working to put the breaks on the PRO Act, and is opposing all efforts by big labor special interests to significantly alter and harm the entrepreneurial ecosystem in their drive to make it more difficult – if not impossible – for people to become an independent contractor, or to hire one.

 

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