Helping everyone succeed
- I will focus on policies that put people back to work at good-paying jobs. Specifically, I support increasing small business tax credits, fully repealing the estate tax, focusing on economic competitiveness, and fostering an atmosphere that allows businesses of all sizes in the 8thDistrict and throughout the country to compete and thrive.
- The recent tax cuts for the middle class should be made permanent. The median family of four in the 8th Congressional District will save $2,800 a year thanks to these tax cuts, and the median individual tax filer will save $2,191 each year. These cuts should be preserved because they are already leading to economic growth and job opportunities, with companies from Boeing to Walmart to Starbucks along with dozens of others already offering raises and bonuses.
- In a presentation to the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Steve Lerch, Executive Director of the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, stated that, because of this tax cut, 20,000 to 21,000 new jobs will be created in Washington state. These are real and lasting benefits for the middle class, and I am the only candidate in favor of preserving them.