A national campaign focusing on tax reform is being launched to urge lawmakers on the Hill to craft reform legislation that would bring jobs back to America.
The Job Creators Network and FreedomWorks have come together to host events in 15 cities across the United States to address the issue.
"The Job Creators Network and FreedomWorks are partnering to hold events all over the country that are prompting lawmakers to address the tax burden that is levied onto our nation's small businesses," said Elaine Parker, president of the Job Creators Network Foundation.
"By uniting job creators and their employees in all 50 states to push for tax reform, especially for small enterprises, policymakers in Washington will have no choice but to unleash the economic powerhouse of small businesses—allowing them to hire more employees, create more innovative products, and invest back into their communities," she said.
Speaking at one of these events was the founder of an electronic manufacturing service company, who said that he would like to see the reform of the IRS as part of tax reform.
"I'd like to see tax reform to get the IRS out of their position of power," said Gary James, founder of Dynalab. "They levied on one of our bank accounts in error and we found out about it through the bank not through the IRS."
"The companies that we compete against in China and Mexico are companies that have very low taxation and in some cases are even subsidized by the government," he said.
Another speaker, Stephen Moore, an economist at the Heritage Foundation, said that while the economy is improving, the tax code needs to be fixed to bring more jobs back home.
"The economy needs a little bit of a lift right now," said Moore. "It's growing but not fast enough. We're only growing at little than less than 2 percent when we should be growing at 3 to 4 percent and we're not creating enough jobs."
"We have one of the most dysfunctional federal tax systems in the world in terms of destroying jobs in this country and sending them outside the country to China, Mexico, India, and other nations," he said. "We have to fix our tax code to bring a lot of those jobs back."
Noah Wall, national director of campaigns at FreedomWorks, said that the reform will focus on tax reform that will help individuals, small business, and corporations.
"The people, not the swamp, elected Republicans in powerful majorities in 2010, 2014, and last November to enact critical policy changes, such as tax reform," Wall said. "Our tax reform tour, which already has scheduled stops in 15 cities around the country, will demonstrate that there is strong support for meaningful, broad based, tax reform. Individuals, small businesses, and corporations all desperately need tax relief, and we intend to remind congress of their promise to address this issue this year."