Since the start of the 112th Congress, I have voted to cut spending and reduce barriers to job creation, living up to the mandate given by the American people to change Washington. Americans want less government spending, more jobs, and a functioning government, and that what I am fighting for with each vote.
I have run a small business and I know what it means to meet a payroll and read a balance sheet. It's my view that the federal government should look at ways to strengthen small businesses instead of abusing them with higher taxes and more regulation. With unemployment rates in Mississippi remaining even higher than the national average, it is critical for us to reign in the red-tape factory that is our federal government. Small businesses are a critical part of our economy, both locally and at the national level. Over the past 15 years, they have accounted for nearly 65 percent of all new job creation.
Updated July 25, 2011