Jobs and the Economy
America is suffering through rough economic times. Unemployment remains high, many homeowners are underwater on their mortgage, the value of the dollar is not what it used to be, and small businesses are shutting their doors every day because they can't keep up with the costly regulations being handed out by Washington. And although we have had promises of a quick recovery from the White House and reassurances that the recession is over, the reality is recovery will be a long road.
If we’re going to have long-term economic growth and job creation, we have to remove the uncertainty that U.S. employers face. With the dramatic changes Washington has forced or threatened to force on employers in the last three years – from higher taxes, to a trillion dollar takeover of our health care system, to a huge increase in bureaucratic red tape for our financial industry, to the seemingly unending regulations from agencies like the EPA and the NLRB – it’s no wonder our nation’s unemployment rate continues to remain high as uncertainty reigns.
The government is not here to “create jobs” as President Obama so often likes to say. They are here to create an economic framework that encourages business development and growth so the private sector can create jobs. Relying on the government to create jobs as the president and the Democratic-controlled Congress want to do has proven to be completely ineffective. Since regaining control of the House, Republicans have worked to pass legislation that will help to create jobs - not kill them. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats continue to let these bipartisan bills die in the Senate, refusing to even schedule an up-or-down vote on them. The obstructionist ways of Senate Democrats will not stop House Republicans from fighting to create jobs and improve our economy, but it has made it a tough road.
To learn more about the job creating bills passed by the House but stuck in the Senate click here.
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