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Issue Position: Jobs and Economy

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The big government policies of the Obama administration have failed to produce a robust and growing economy that adds jobs and lets business flourish. From the threat of higher taxes, to burdensome compliance costs and mandates and unprecedented levels of government spending and deficits, President Obama and the Democrats in Congress have brought us the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. It is time to change course.

Nearly 30 years ago, the former governor of California, Ronald Reagan, ran for President on a straightforward platform of limited government, reduced spending, reduced regulations and reduced taxes. Those policies are the direct opposite of the policies that the Democrats have pursued these last several years.

I will fight to return the Nation's economic policies similar to those of our 40th President. I will:

*Keep income taxes low and make the 2001 and 2003 rates permanent
*Reform corporate taxes so that America is no longer among the nations with the highest taxes in the world but instead has the most competitive tax structure in the world
*Repeal Obamacare and other laws and regulations that are strangling job and economic growth

These policies will promote growth, and add the jobs that our economy so desperately needs. Congressional Budget Office models project growth over the next decade at 2 or 3 percent. This is not acceptable. When we look around and see idled stores and factories, we must be motivated to change course. Pro-growth policies, based on reduced taxes and reduced regulations, will propel growth. We should set a goal of growing our economy at a 5% instead of the 2-3% the so-called experts are planning for. Higher growth will produce more revenues that are necessary to fund essential services.


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