Last updated on: 7/17/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Business Roundtable Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Does Lowering the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate Create Jobs?"
Reasoning:

“Corporate tax reform to modernize our tax system will enhance US economic growth, increase US investment, and provide for better and higher paying jobs. A competitive corporate tax rate and a more modern and competitive international tax system will provide a level playing field for American-based businesses, increasing the growth of US companies, attracting investment to the United States, and enhancing and sustaining US economic growth and job creation.”

“Corporate Tax Reform – The Time Is Now,” usahomecourt.org, Apr. 15, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $7.3 trillion in annual revenues and nearly 16 million employees. BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $150 billion annually in research and development – equal to 61 percent of U.S. private R&D spending. Our companies pay $182 billion in dividends to shareholders and generate nearly $500 billion in sales for small and medium-sized businesses annually. BRT companies give more than $9 billion a year in combined charitable contributions.”

“About Us,” businessroundtable.org (accessed July 12, 2013)

Mission:

“Business Roundtable was established in 1972, founded on the belief that in a pluralistic society, businesses should play an active and effective role in the formation of public policy.

Uniting and amplifying the diverse business perspectives and voices of America’s top CEOs, Business Roundtable innovates and advocates to help expand economic opportunity for all Americans.

Business Roundtable’s effectiveness is rooted in the direct, personal participation of its CEO members, who present government with reasoned alternatives and positive policy suggestions. Business Roundtable identifies issues early, employs careful research and understands the problems faced by government as well as business.”

“About Us,” businessroundtable.org (accessed July 12, 2013)

Other:
501(c)(6) nonprofit business league
Contact Info:
Phone
202-872-1260
Email
tfreeman@brt.org
Website
businessroundtable.org
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Does Lowering the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate Create Jobs?