In order to create jobs, we need strong small businesses. People looking to start a small business, or to expand a current one, shouldn't have to fight through a mountain of red tape, if anything, government needs to do more to help small business owners and entrepreneurs. Our regulatory system needs to be smarter, and we need to listen to business owners about how we can make it easier for them to succeed -- while continuing to protect consumers. The legislature needs to look at all areas of government -- from the top down -- and figure out ways to save the taxpayers money. We need to look at whether or not tax credits are creating jobs, and if they're not, then we need to eliminate them and find the most efficient use of every dime of taxpayer money.