Issue Position: Job Creation

Issue Position

By:  Don Middlebrook
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

Promote small business and family farms and ranches by lifting oppressive regulations and counterproductive taxation. Expand Oil and Gas drilling in the U.S. by lifting various bans and reducing regulations.

The heart of the U.S. economy is small business. Over 50% of non-farm GDP and over 75% of new jobs come from and are created by small business. We need a strong and healthy small business community free from over taxation and over regulation. Business and Manufacturing needs to be promoted here in the USA.

Oil and Gas exploration and production is vital to Texas' economic growth. Unnecessary and repressive regulations that are geared at slowing and even stopping the process need to be eliminated. We should be good stewards of our environment while at the same time promote a vibrant energy policy that in turn provides an abundance of jobs.