Corporate tax breaks, on their own, won't drive demand -- the key ingredient in job creationThere’s a commonly held belief that needs to be disarmed of its legitimacy.
Giving tax breaks to companies doesn’t create jobs. Sure, there may be reasons to lower corporate taxes -- perhaps they’re too high, perhaps lowering them in conjunction to removing tax loopholes is prudent, etc. -- but as far as a jobs proposal goes, lowering taxes isn’t going to do much.
So what does create jobs? The idea behind that motivates lowering corporate taxes -- namely that corporations are supposed “job creators” and we need to bend to their wills whenever possible -- needs to be reversed. Instead of understanding corporations to be the creator of jobs for workers, we need to start recognizing that workers themselves are actually the creators of jobs.