I believe that small businesses truly drive our economy. However, I feel that the incentives to start a small business are too few, while the liabilities of running a small business are too great. I will work to make the state of Ohio, and the 29th District, become a better place to do business. I will work to reduce taxes and create a level playing field for all businesses: the government should NOT be in the business of playing favorites. Moreover, I will work to bring more R&D into Ohio as well as retaining current R&D efforts; it is no coincidence that the leading countries of the world are also leaders in science and engineering.