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Issue Position: Jobs for Oregonians

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As a small business owner with his wife for more than 21 years, Greg Walden knows what it takes to sign the front side of a paycheck and create new economic opportunities.

He also knows that we cannot grow the economy by growing government. The best way to revive the economy and create jobs is to reduce government spending and incentivize businesses to create jobs.

Greg Walden: "We need to stop burdening our children and grandchildren with Washington's reckless borrowing and overspending."


Greg Walden opposed the stimulus and supported a plan to reduce the tax burden on small businesses, which create nearly 80 percent of the new jobs in the United States.

When the bill was signed into law, the White House promised that the stimulus would increase by 44,000 the number of jobs in Oregon by December 2010. Unfortunately, even with the stimulus, since the bill was signed the number of jobs has actually decreased by 18,300 through July 2011.

Many Oregonians are fearful and angry about runaway government spending and its implications for future generations. More spending isn't the solution. We need real solutions that will create jobs and lift our economy.

By balancing the budget and reining in federal regulations, we could begin to get out economy back on track. Greg Walden will continue to oppose unnecessary regulation, support lower taxes on Oregon families and businesses, and work to stop wasteful spending and control our debt.

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