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Issue Position: Creating Sustainable Jobs

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John Lamping understands the economic realities that Missourians face today. He opposes short-term economic fixes that would require large tax increases in the future. John knows Missouri could save millions of dollars by eliminating wasteful tax credits and rolling those savings into new economic development programs aimed at attracting new business to the St. Louis area. He supports reforming Missouri's tax code to eliminate tax giveaways that do not in fact create jobs.

John will also push to increase money for job training to help individuals learn the skills necessary to open the door for new employment opportunities. Increased funding for job training will also provide local business with a highly trained workforce that will allow new and existing companies the opportunity to succeed and grow in Missouri.

John also believes our legislature must create an environment in which small business can grow and prosper. Attracting new businesses in the fields of new or emerging technologies can create real jobs for Missourians. Further, John firmly believes the state should invest necessary resources to create a new Airport Hub at Lambert Field to attract international trade into Missouri.


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