Issue Position: Jobs & Economy

Issue Position

Government's role in creating jobs is to promote an environment in which businesses are confident enough to invest, innovate, prosper, and profit. Jobs will follow. We have to cut wasteful and out-of-control spending; cut taxes to create a globally competitive tax environment; remove unnecessary, burdensome and costly regulations and paperwork; speed the services required by our businesses; and encourage the spirit of innovation that has and will continue to make this country great.

As government grows, private sector job growth slows. Businesses, not the government, create the jobs that grow our economy. Small businesses are the engine of our economy; they've historically led us out of recessions and economic downturns. To keep growing and adding jobs, businesses need an environment of certainty and an even playing field in terms of global trade.