Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6) released the following statement regarding President Obama's visit to Cleveland State University today:
"President Obama's event at Cleveland State University today shows that the White House remains clueless on how to create an environment in which entrepreneurs are willing to take risks that will lead to job creation. The recipe for this is straightforward -- and it's the exact opposite of the failed stimulus of 2009: stop the out-of-control spending in Washington that is mortgaging future generations and creating an uncertain business climate; lower tax burdens on small business owners so they can invest in their companies and workers; reduce burdensome regulations and red tape; and, cut taxes on working families so they can keep more of what they've earned.
"The average unemployment rate in eastern and southeastern Ohio is 10.9 percent. Massive government spending is not the answer, and it's time for the White House to make clear that it will support an agenda that leads to job creation in the private sector instead of growing the size and reach of government."