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Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy

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The expenditures of the federal government are approaching 25% of total GDP under President Obama's budgets. In 1930, federal spending was 3.4% of GDP and the average of government expenditures since World War II has been 18%. In order to grow private sector jobs, we must cut spending by the federal government. Don't fall for the utopian plans of Democrats or Republicans who claim that they can "create jobs." As a public school teacher, I know that the only way my classroom is funded is through a vibrant private sector economy. There is a role for government, however it is out of equilibrium with the private sector and has grown too large, crowding out private sector job growth. As a U.S. senator, I will work to get the government out of the way of the people.


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