For the 17th month in a row America's unemployment rate hovers above 9%.
The U.S. economy lost another 95,000 jobs in September and the nation's unemployment rate holds steady at 9.6%. Democrats in Congress like Dennis Cardoza have given us increased taxes, increased regulation and increased uncertainty about the future, which has combined to create an environment toxic to job creation.
The American people are right to question "where are the jobs?" while sitting in the unemployment line or scanning the want ads and coming up empty. Dennis Cardoza's record is one of support for the trillion dollar stimulus bill that shipped more jobs to China instead of creating them here, support for the job killing national energy tax through cap and trade and
support for the government takeover of healthcare that has stalled job creation by American employers.
Republicans have a plan focused specifically on growing small businesses and getting them hiring again. By giving small business a deduction equal to 20% of their income they will have the money to start hiring. Republicans will also preserve current tax rates in order to end the uncertainty facing small business owners. The last thing we need is a tax increase on small businesses when we need them expanding to create jobs.
Congressional Republicans will also work to end the government spending spree that has exploded the national debt and cut the increasing red tape that has small business owners filling out federal paperwork when they should be creating jobs. Business can't grow and expand if they don't know what the government is planning to take from them; Republican proposals will end the uncertainty and put American's back to work.
"I am looking forward to joining Republicans in Congress after this election to help get America back on track. My opponent has spent his last term in office creating an environment that has made our district the foreclosure capitol of America and driven unemployment as high as 22%. We need a representative who will work to cut taxes and red tape so that business can create jobs," said Mike Berryhill, candidate for the 18th District.