I grew up in poverty and know what it is like to pinch pennies and to sit around the kitchen table and worry about paying the bills. We must take our economy back and ensure that the people on Main Street, the ordinary people who are the backbone of this nation, are able to once again live in a country where the American Dream is attainable.
I believe in a comprehensive approach to moving Iowa and the rest of the country forward. In order to strengthen our nation, we must invest in the true drivers of the American economy -- small businesses. To that end, I have worked on numerous measures that provide tax relief and assistance to small businesses and working families. I have helped provide tax relief for small businesses that hire and retain new employees; expand financing opportunities for small businesses; and crack down on offshore accounts for corporations that ship jobs overseas.
However, we must do more. We must stop large corporations from moving Iowa jobs overseas, and we must stop those same corporations from using international tax loopholes to do just that. I am dedicated to making sure that everyone is on the same playing field, and committed to standing up to special interest groups and large corporations that would abuse the system.