DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2014
Mid-term elections will have its share of winners, losers and surprises. In The Anatomy of An Ideal Candidate, Dale Tyler, President of National Roofing Partners (NRP) and member of The Political Insiders Council (PIC), which consists of major donors to NRCA’s political action committee, ROOFPAC, outlines the four issues essential to the roofing industries:
1. Regulatory Reform
“We want to support candidates who are pro-business. The amount of regulation that has crept into our industry is daunting. A massive amount of nickel and dime red tape is tied up in all of it,” says Tyler.
2. Taxation Reform
Members of the National Roofing Contractors Association fall squarely into two groups: C-corporations, which pay a 35 percent corporate tax rate, and pass-through businesses, which pay at the individual tax rate. Tyler also believes that a simplified tax code - designed to promote business, protect individual rights and eliminate confusion - would make the most sense for taxpayers.
3. Illegal Immigration Reform
Demand for workers is outpacing available labor. By 2020, The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the roofing industry will have added 18% more jobs, which US workers alone will not be able to fill. A number of conditions contribute to the problem, including an aging roofer population and a younger generation choosing college over the roofing trade. In this environment, illegal immigrants have sometimes filled the gap.
To address the chronic problem, the commercial roofing industry needs a temporary worker permit program, which would allow foreign workers to relieve some of the work-force vacancy pressure.
4. Repeal the Affordable Health Care Act’s Health Insurance Tax
“A lot of people would like to repeal all of [the ACA] because it is such a burden for businesses,” says Tyler.
The industry’s congressional contender would inherently understand that the Healthcare Insurance Tax (HIT), made possible by the Affordable Care Act, represents a specter of the worst kind for the small businesses that comprise so much of NRCA’s membership. The ideal industry candidate should support a repeal or major overhaul of the ACA that contains market-oriented reforms to the healthcare system.
For more insights on where the NRP stands on the relevant issues, please read The Anatomy of An Ideal Candidate.
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