Third, I will push for legislation that will actually create private sector jobs. The "stimulus" plan from 2009 promised to turn around the US economy by building jobs -- yet months after billions have been spent on programs that have failed to stimulate the economy, our unemployment rate remains at nearly 10% and the economy is still sputtering.
The best way to turn around the economy and build private sector jobs is to get Washington off the backs of small businesses that create 7 out of every 10 new jobs in the United States. You do this by cutting taxes and spending across the board and by encouraging investment with targeted economic development initiatives. A local example of these targeted investments includes supporting the National Cancer Institute designation for the KU Medical Center and University of Kansas Hospital Authority.