As a result of our antiquated tax system, some $2 trillion is locked out of the United States ó and that figure grows every day. Reforming the U.S. tax system would allow companies to avoid this lock-out effect, thus freeing up badly needed capital to invest in enhanced research and development, plant expansion, expanded services and products, better worker benefits and quality new jobs for American workers.
Winning in the 21st-century economy is about more than reducing wage disparity. Itís about creating the jobs and opportunity required for widespread economic prosperity.
Claire Buchan Parker is the spokeswoman for LIFT America Coalition and former White House deputy press secretary for George W. Bush.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.