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Sen. LeMieux: "The Government Should Be Protecting Jobs, Not Taking Them Away..."

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) today called on the Obama Administration to change course and focus on policies that will create jobs instead of harm our nation's businesses and working families. LeMieux called for cutting payroll and capital gains taxes to put more money into the hands of Florida's families and business owners.

"We need pro-growth policies. Florida continues to suffer from the economic downturn and nothing coming out of Washington is helping people seeking to work in the private sector," LeMieux said. "Government jobs will not lead us to recovery. That kind of growth will take more money from taxpayers and push our country further into debt. The government should be creating policies that will help small business owners flourish in these tough economic times, not creating harmful regulations that prevent them from being successful."

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Earlier this year, Senator LeMieux introduced a bill to cut the payroll tax in half for all employers and employees for a year. The proposal would encourage employers to grow their companies and give employees more take home pay thus increasing consumer confidence.

Senator LeMieux's office has been active in providing Floridians with access to information about job services and business development. In addition to sponsoring job fairs all across Florida, LeMieux has set up a Jobs and Business Resource Center on his website at http://lemieux.senate.gov/public/?p=WelcomeMessage12.


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