Congressman David Dreier (R-San Dimas, CA) today praised the launch of the House Republican Plan for America's Job Creators. The plan offers a clear path forward with pro-growth policies that will help to bolster America's job creators. The GOP Jobs plan aims to achieve the following goals: empower small business owners by reducing the regulatory and tax burdens placed on job creators, increase competitiveness for American manufacturers, maximize domestic energy production, and pay down America's unsustainable debt burden by living within our means.
"I firmly support this jobs agenda because I believe it contains the pro-growth policies we desperately need in this country. With the unemployment rate still at an unacceptably high level, particularly in California, job creation and economic growth continue to be the most pressing national priorities," Dreier said. "For too long Washington's remedy for our ailing job market has been more spending and more government. This course has failed to produce anything but more burdensome regulation and debt. To spur real and lasting economic growth it is essential that we create an environment that fosters competition, innovation and investment. "
The Plan for America's Job Creators would enact meaningful reforms that will create a more favorable climate for small businesses and other job creators. For example, the plan would require congressional review and approval of any government regulations that have a significant impact on the economy or burden small businesses; audit existing and pending regulations to identify and address those that hinder economic growth; streamline the tax code and lower the tax rate for businesses and individuals including small business owners to no more than 25%; modernize our patent system to protect our nation's innovators, discourage frivolous lawsuits, and expedite patent reviews; promote lower energy prices through increased domestic production; and reduce wasteful government spending.
In addition, the Plan calls for the enactment of the three pending free trade agreements (FTA's) with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea as key to stimulating job creation. "I am encouraged to see that passage of the three pending free trade agreements is part of this plan. In a global marketplace, the more American businesses can export, the more jobs they can create here at home. Passing the pending FTA's with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea will be an important step forward to a stronger, more vibrant economy."