Messer: Tax cuts will fuel growth in jobs, wages
September 18, 2017
President Trump is right. American workers need a raise.
As I travel around our state talking with Hoosiers, I hear the same concern. Folks are worried about their paychecks, and they feel that way for good reason. According to U.S. Census data when adjusted for inflation, median household income has barely budged over the last decade, increasing by a mere 2 percent.
The bottom line is wages have flat-lined while the cost of living continues to go up. Too many hardworking Hoosiers feel like they’re on a treadmill, working harder and harder but getting nowhere. It’s more expensive than ever to pay the bills, go to the doctor and send our kids to college, but wages have not kept pace.
To change this trajectory, we’ve got to jump start our economy, and spur the kind of job and wage growth we haven’t seen in decades. Cutting taxes is a good place to start. President Trump has proposed a tax plan that will help create jobs and increase wages. Helping him pass it is one of my top priorities.