tax cut topics for local visit by Graves
One week after being sworn in for his second term in
Congress and being appointed Deputy Whip, Congressman
Sam Graves toured local businesses and talked with local
workers about the need for Congress to pass an economic
During his stop in Weston at McCormick's Distilling Company,
Graves outlined his own economic priorities by stressing
the need for Congress to cut the capital gains tax and
get rid of the alternative minimum tax. He also championed
frivolous lawsuit reform as a way to lay the groundwork
for long-term economic prosperity.
"We can make our economy stronger by cutting the
taxes of the American people, giving them more power to
purchase and invest," Graves said. "I believe
that reducing the tax burden of America's families and
small businesses will help get America working again."
Besides detailing his own plans to expand the economy
and stimulate immediate job growth, Graves also listened
as local workers, employers and community leaders expressed
their concerns and ideas regarding the fragile economy.
"We need real tax relief for individuals, businesses
and investors if we really want to get people back to
work," Graves said. "I believe my plan will
go even further than the President's plan to create more
jobs and foster long-term economic prosperity."
Congressman Graves said he was glad to support extending
unemployment benefits last week and supports the President's
plan to speed up the tax rate reductions for individuals
and eliminate the marriage penalty.
He also supported the President's proposal to create
Personal Reemployment Accounts, that would provide unemployed
workers with $3,000 for job training, childcare or other
expenses associated with finding a new job.
"It is time that we focus on providing tax relief
for individuals, encourage investment by businesses to
create jobs and provide fair investor tax relief,"
Graves said. "The economy is recovering, but we are
not seeing strong job growth along with this recovery.
I will continue to fight in Congress to make sure we get
Americans back to work."