As a small business owner, I understand the economic challenges facing us today. First and foremost, we need to pursue policies that promote private sector job growth. A developing economy allows companies to create jobs, encourages entrepreneurship and creates opportunity and upward mobility for all citizens. It provides the basis for a balanced budget and reduced government debt, enables us to maintain a strong national defense and allows us to keep our promises to our seniors, our veterans, our allies and business partners.
The prosperity of America is directly linked to a good economy. During challenging economic times, it is critical that our leaders focus on tax policies that will encourage economic growth and job creation. It is also critical that we reform the tax code. By being overly complex and punitive, the tax code jeopardizes our economic freedoms and thwarts the longevity of small businesses. Simplifying the tax code will lead to a fairer system which benefits the least fortunate Americans, while also creating jobs and growth.
It is time to put money in the private sector and not in the hands of the government. It is time to restructure the tax code to one that is workable and advocates growth, savings, investment, and economic freedom.