Removing the shackles of government from businesses and allowing the free market to allocate capital and resources efficiently is the best way to create jobs and have an economy that benefits all of our citizens. The government must allow private enterprise — especially small business — to flourish, not by government spending, but by eliminating over regulation and excessive taxation.
A major reason for the high unemployment rate, in my opinion, is that businesses have no idea what new entitlement this Congress will create, or what new tax they’ll raise. If businesspeople have no idea what a new employee will wind up costing them, why would they want to hire anyone?
We need Congressmen who have experience running a business and creating jobs. We need someone in Washington who understands how taxes and mandates affect the people who create jobs in this country.
Successful businessmen also know how to live within their means. In private industry you can’t just raise prices whenever you want; you’ll go out of business if you can’t control spending. We need that discipline in government as well. Career politicians have developed the habit of increasing taxes and our national debt rather than controlling spending. If Congress continues on this reckless course of borrowing money, interest rates are going to explode higher and cause 1970’s style inflation. Our economy will collapse if this happens.
In every vote I cast, I will consider whether the issue at hand could be better resolved by lower levels of government. Part of our economic problem stems from the federal government getting involved in matters that should be handled by states and municipalities. Instead of expanding and getting unnecessarily involved in even more aspects of the economy, the federal government should focus on reducing and stabilizing interest rates. Lower interest rates will encourage more investment, and stable interest rates will allow Americans to better plan for the future.