Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy

Issue Position

Bill Johnson believes our top priority must be creating jobs and getting our economy running again. Johnson has sponsored and voted for legislation that will create and protect jobs in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio - legislation like the Stop the War on Coal Act that would stop Obama's job destructive anti-coal polices. Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama have opposed these efforts at every turn.

Growing the economy requires dedication to traditional American economic values. We must remove barriers so that small business owners can do what they do best - create jobs. This includes eliminating burdensome, costly regulations that strangle our job creators. Johnson recently supported the REINS Act - commonsense legislation that would force federal agencies to get the sign-off of Congress before enacting any major new regulations. For too long, under both parties, federal agencies have prevented progress. "No' cannot be a final answer to any businesses request for permission to innovate and compete. Johnson believes that federal agencies must be partners in progress, not roadblocks to prosperity. Americans must be allowed to innovate, as is our heritage, and compete in the global economy. We must create wealth, not redistribute it.

Johnson also believes that we must eliminate our current federal tax code (and the IRS), and replace it with a simpler, fairer, and flatter system. He's a cosponsor of the "Tax Code Termination Act.' Today's federal tax code penalizes job creators, and incentivizes the poor to subsist on entitlement programs. Reducing taxes at all levels of income will stimulate the economy, both from the top down (allowing more investment in business and job creation) and from the bottom up (giving people more opportunities and purchasing power).