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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

Washington – Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies, issued the following comments in response to today’s remarks by President Obama concerning tax and spending proposals.

“Hiking taxes and foregoing improvements in our nation’s long-term competitiveness in favor of short term budget choices would move us in the wrong direction,” said BRT President John Engler. “The 4th Quarter contraction of U.S. GDP and persistently high unemployment underscore the urgency for action. America needs a growth strategy, not additional tax increases that will further worsen our already uncompetitive tax system.

“One-off tax proposals targeting specific industries cannot substitute for comprehensive reform of the nation’s century-old tax system. Any significant tax changes should be made only within the context of comprehensive tax reform that will put the nation on a path to more robust growth.

“As for spending, Business Roundtable favors a more thoughtful allocation of spending cuts rather than sequestration’s across-the-board, automatic spending reductions. This is achieved by the House and Senate passing budgets and working out the details in conference.”

CEOs of the Business Roundtable outlined a 2013 Growth Agenda that puts forward policy solutions to revive the economy in the near-term and ensure higher levels of growth and job creation over the long term.

Invested in America

From contributing to a thriving

economy to supporting a healthy and well-educated workforce, to creating a sustainable future, business is invested in America. Business Roundtable members understand that when America succeeds, they succeed.

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