Over the past year we've seen our economy lose millions of jobs. Americans continue to be laid off or have a difficult time finding work. I am convinced that entrepreneurship, small businesses, and innovation of the American people will lift us out of this economic recession. Over the past two years, I have had the chance to visit with hundreds of small business owners in Kansas. Their hard work and dedication help communities survive the toughest of economic times. Although some look to the government to "fix" the economy, too often we've seen how such intervention can make things worse. I will continue to fight for policies that keep taxes low, expand access to credit, and reduce duplicative regulation. Only then will it be easier for small businesses in Kansas to keep their doors open and to create jobs.