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Issue Position: Economy

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One of the foremost concerns right now in America is how and when our ailing economy will get back on the right path. The pattern of continual spending is a serious concern and will be a direct inheritance of our children and grandchildren. I have voted against all bailout attempts, including the Stimulus bill and TARP, or the Troubled Asset Relief Program. I will continue to oppose these programs until the House considers a package that sets attainable goals, creates jobs, and maintains fiscal responsibility.

One common goal that must be shared between both parties to pull out of the current depression is job creation. Without jobs our national debt will continue to mount and our economy will stay in a recession. I have cosponsored the Economic Recovery and Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2009 for these reasons. This Act would provide incentive-based relief to job creators and would reduce the amount of taxes levied on middle-class families. Fewer taxes would mean more savings for consumers, and in a time of economic crisis this ideology could not be more pragmatic.

As with any other issue of concern to you, I hope you'll take the time to let me know how you feel about this issue.


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