My top priorities as a Member of Congress are job creation and cutting the excessive spending and ever-increasing debt. In November, Ohio's unemployment rate was at 9.8 percent and in this current economy, many Ohioans know someone who is struggling to find work. Congress must focus on policies, legislation and oversight that promotes job creation.
Over the past few years, there have been numerous, burdensome new mandates and regulations put on our small businesses. That is why Congress needs to do away with the job-destroying restrictions that have been placed on our small businesses. It is our small businesses that create a majority of the jobs across the country. We must support efforts to help small businesses grow and create jobs, not put our job creators on life support.
Congress also needs to lower the corporate tax rates to remain competitive, in the world economy. We cannot compete with other countries without being innovative and matching the incentives of other nations. If we want to bring jobs back here to the United States, we must take the necessary steps to reduce both taxes and regulations on our businesses.