I've owned and operated several businesses in the past 20 years, and I continue to create jobs here in the 8th district of North Carolina. I know the best way to grow the economy and create jobs is to limit the size of government, cut taxes, and give businesses the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. I opened my businesses when the time and economic conditions were right. If we want to create more jobs, we must give small business owners the tools they need to be successful in today's economic climate. Billion dollar bailouts, wasteful spending, tax increases and misguided priorities are not the answer and will only prolong the recession. I am also a strong supporter of the Fair Tax.
* Small businesses are the engine of job growth, employing nearly 7 out of every 10 Americans.
* Lowering taxes for small businesses allows those businesses to pass on savings to their workers in the form of higher wages and make investments in new employees.
* I'm deeply concerned over the recent budget passed by the Democrats that will increase taxes for the average American family by $3,000, according to the Heritage Foundation. This is not the path to economic recovery, and will only make families and small businesses worse off.
* In Washington, I will work to restore our economic principles put our great nation back on track for a lasting recovery.