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Scott Klinger Biography

GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) No.77 Activation Coordinator at Good Jobs First
Con to the question "Does Lowering the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate Create Jobs?"

“Our examination of the evidence found no relationship between cutting tax rates on corporate profits and job growth… The willingness of individual corporations to invest their profits in expanding their businesses and employing more workers appears to be related to standard economic concerns like customer demand, developments in the industry, and perceptions of the overall health of the economy rather than tax rates paid on annual profits… Looking back over the last 65 years, there is no discernable connection between corporate tax rates and job growth.”

Cowritten with Katherine McFate, “The Corporate Tax Rate Debate: Lower Taxes on Corporate Profits Not Linked to Job Creation,”, Dec. 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) No.77 Activation Coordinator, Good Jobs First
  • Director of Revenue and Spending Policies, Center for Effective Government, Oct. 2013-Mar. 2016
  • Director of Corporate Engagement, First Peoples Worldwide, July 2007-June 2010
  • Research Director, Corporate Accountability International, Sep. 2005-June 2007
  • Co-Director, Responsible Wealth, Sep. 1999-Sep. 2005
  • Former Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies
  • Former Tax Policy Director, American Sustainable Business Council
  • BA, Religion/Religious Studies, Duke University, 1982
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