INVEST IN AMERICA WEEKLY ROUNDUP

  • Invest in America released a new digital ad, “Fair Share,” which explains how corporations and the wealthy have dodged paying taxes through loopholes, and lays out the possibilities if they pay their fair share: increased investment in our communities, millions of good-paying jobs, and lower taxes on middle-class families. View the digital ad here.

  • Invest in America Action called out Republicans with a factcheck condemning Minority Leader McConnell and others for actively blocking Democrats’ ability to raise the debt ceiling. The statement also reported that a majority of voters — including Independents — would blame the GOP for blocking a vote on lifting the debt ceiling and putting the economic security of millions of Americans at risk.

  • Invest in America highlighted data from the weekly unemployment report, noting that while jobless claims have trended downward since the passage of the American Rescue Plan, Americans are still eagerly awaiting the passage of both the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better agenda to create millions of jobs and further strengthen the economy.

  • Invest in America Action called out Republicans for putting American families at risk by blocking a bill to fund the United States government and lift the debt ceiling — despite voting to do so 10 times in the last 20 years — and noted the catastrophic effects that failing to raise the debt ceiling would have on American families and small businesses.

  • Invest in America highlighted data from the weekly unemployment report, noting that while jobless claims have trended downward since the passage of the American Rescue Plan, Americans are still eagerly awaiting the passage of both the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better agenda to create millions of jobs and further strengthen the economy.

  • Invest in America released a statement on the September jobs report, noting that while over 5 million jobs have been added since President Biden took office, the data from the report signals that more investment is needed to lift the long-term growth of the American economy and create millions of jobs.

  • Invest in America Action amplified an op-ed written by six swing district Congressional representatives who emphasized that voters are counting on Democrats to use their majority to pass both the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better Act in order to create millions of jobs, lower costs on key expenses, and cut taxes for middle-class families.

                                  INVEST IN AMERICA COVERAGE

POLITICO: Progressives rallied behind Biden’s agenda. Now he’s gotta sell them on a compromise.

[…] Zac Petkanas, a senior adviser for advocacy group Invest in America Action, which has been working to pass the reconciliation package, acknowledged that Biden told progressives to expect less. But, he argued, he also told moderates they had to give more.

“This was a rallying cry for members of Congress to get this done,” Petkanas said. Part of Biden’s message, he said, was to convey that “the policies of creating jobs and lowering taxes and lowering costs are too important, and they’re tied in with a political necessity, heading into the midterm elections. Everybody’s fate here is tied together.”

The American Independent: Ron Johnson says top 1% pay ‘fair share’ in taxes

[…] Most Americans, even members of Johnson’s own party, disagree with his assessment that the wealthiest Americans are paying plenty.

A September poll by Data for Progress and Invest in America found likely voters back Biden’s Build Back Better package (62% to 30%).

By a 64%-28% majority, voters supported the provisions that would raise income taxes on Americans making above $400,000. Among Republican voters, that idea was supported 51%-42%.

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