When we sell more stuff, more people will have work. More businesses will make money. And the more people work and the more stuff that is sold, the more income and sales taxes they will pay.
Everything Gov. Pence and the Indiana General Assembly does in 2014 should be aimed at creating incentives for more jobs, and educating our workforce to fill them.
The governor laid some excellent groundwork with his Work Councils legislation that will match the needs of local businesses and industries to the curriculum in our local vocational schools.
But to really gin up the production and the sales, we have to do more for the middle class than giving them a $50 or $100 a year income tax cut.
As Thomas of the Community Action Association observed, “We need quality jobs that meet the needs of family.”
Give the Hoosier middle class a home improvement tax abatement.
Give us jobs.
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