Between the January 2017 inauguration of President Trump and April 2018, the U.S. economy added 2.5 million jobs, which is good news for the economy, the individuals who can advance their American dream, and the communities in which they have been put to work. In fact, in June 2018, joblessness was at a 44-year low, thanks to rolling back regulations and passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Creating jobs and invigorating the economy is a priority for the members of Associated Builders and Contractors, which invests heavily in workforce training. In fact, ABC members have invested $1.1 billion in workforce training in an industry where there is still demand for 500,000 jobs ready to be filled right now.

Still, some politicians are pushing a broad array of laws and regulations that would prevent us from getting the economy moving again and creating new jobs. Instead, we should focus on efforts to:

  • Secure small business — we need to allow small businesses to band together to buy health care, make it easier to start small businesses, and repeal the Death Tax
  • Guard job growth — we should cut capital gains taxes to secure job growth and expand domestic energy production to boost national security and keep building jobs

 

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