Economy and Jobs
Government doesn't create jobs, the private sector does. We can help by getting government off their backs.
As a small businesswoman and a proud recipient of the National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) “Guardian of Small Business Award,” bringing good-paying jobs to middle Tennessee is a top priority of mine in Congress. Washington must recognize that government does not create jobs, but it can empower the private sector to spur job growth by lifting the burden of red tape and bureaucracy that weakens our economy and stifles entrepreneurship.
Under the big-government policies of President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats, our nation’s labor force participation rate remains at among the lowest levels seen since the Carter Administration. We must do better.
That is why the House of Representatives is passing legislation to give our small businesses certainty in the Obama economy, and working to retool our tax code in a way that helps families and small businesses. For example, the House voted with my support to pass the Save American Workers Act – legislation repealing Obamacare’s harmful “30 hour rule” that rewrites the definition of fulltime work and offers a perverse incentive for employers to put lower caps on their workers’ hours.
The House also voted with my support to make permanent many of the tax credits that families and businesses rely upon most, including the state and local sales tax deduction – a key savings tool used by taxpayers in Tennessee –and the tax credit for Section 179 expensing, which is a deduction that small businesses can use to account for the cost of purchasing new equipment. According to a study by the NFIB, this alone could create nearly 200,000 jobs.
Most recently, House Republicans have unveiled our “Better Way” platform, a specific agenda that details how, using conservative principles, we will seek to reform our regulatory system, overhaul our tax code, and jumpstart our economy to create more jobs. You can read more about our plans at www.better.gop,
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