Local Government Officials and Advocates Speak Out About the Cost of Corporate Tax Cuts
- View a policy brief from the Pa. Budget and Policy Center on the cost of corporate tax cuts.
- See photos from the March 12 event at the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's Facebook page.
Advocates delivered half a pie to every Pennsylvania legislator today to remind them that a decade of large tax cuts for businesses has left schools, health care services, and local communities with a smaller share of the budget pie.
Pennsylvania needs a budget that returns to tried-and-true investments in education and the public infrastructure that promotes long-term economic growth, said speakers at a Capitol press conference today. After a long economic downturn, that is the path to more jobs, stronger communities, and a brighter future for our children.
Special tax breaks, however, are coming at the expense of these critical investments. Too often, these tax cuts are put in place with very little accountability or obligation for companies to create jobs.
“We can fund corporate tax cuts or we can fund our children’s schools, but increasingly we can’t do both...