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Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy

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Kentuckians continue to feel the effects of the economic recession, with many still being unable to find work. Creating jobs and getting our economy back on track is my top priority in Washington and I am committed to enacting policies which will spur economic growth and bring new industries to the First Congressional District. To accomplish this goal, we must support small businesses - which create 3 out of every 5 jobs in America - keep taxes low and invest in new energy technologies, which will also create new jobs. We must have federal policies that ensure the U.S. can be competitive in the global marketplace, provide tax incentives and liberalize expensing and depreciation write-offs for capital investments so that businesses can grow and hire more people.

I also believe we need to lower the tax burden on Kentucky families to help spur economic growth. I have consistently voted for letting Kentuckians keep more of their hard earned tax dollars. I want to make the child tax credits for families permanent and end the death tax for those passing on a family farm or small business. With policies like these we can facilitate economic development and bring new businesses to the Commonwealth.


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