Congressional candidate Rodney Davis, left, and U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, right, addressed the media at Chuck's Harley Davidson Wednesday. (Photo By Paul Morello/WJBC)
By Paul Morello
BLOOMINGTON - 13th District Congressional candidate Rodney Davis wants to make sure Congress extends the current tax rates.
That's the driving notion behind Republican Davis' jobs plan, which he touted Wednesday during a news conference at Chuck's Harley Davidson in Bloomington.
"Let's go in and reprioritize the way Washington spends money," he said. "Let's keep these current tax rates and make them permanent so we know what the overall federal budget is going to look like."
Davis claims failing to extend current rates could cost 30,700 jobs in Illinois and 700,000 jobs nationwide.
Davis also wants to reform the tax code, in an effort to streamline the process for small businesses.
"Any economic recovery we're going to see is going to be on the backs of small business owners and we need to provide them an opportunity as policy makers to have the certainty that they keep clamoring for," he said.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger joined Davis at the news conference Wednesday. He said Davis' plan could help get the economic recovery back on track by simplifying government small business regulation.
"What we want to do is ensure we have safe regulations, and what Rodney wants to do is ensure that we have the right regulations, but not overburdensome regulations. We want to allow the free market to flourish again," Kinzinger said.
Davis is being opposed by Democrat David Gill.
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