Jobs and the economy are popular topics at both the Montana Legislature and in Washington, DC. Used as “buzz words” to promote policies for both parties, the concepts of jobs and the economy are often misused and even more often misunderstood. One of the most common policies tied to these concepts are tax cuts. This paper will serve to debunk some of the myths around the role tax cuts play in creating jobs and growing the economy. As a number of tax cuts continue to be proposed in the 2013 Legislature, the talking points included in this document can serve to guide your conversations around effective tax policy. Read our report here.
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