Economy and Jobs
The issues of Economy and Jobs are important to our district and to my work in Congress.
Fiscal Year 2013 Budget: The Path to Prosperity
For three years, the Senate has failed to pass a budget, while the House continues to put forth fiscally responsible plans for consideration. We cannot continue down this uncertain path. Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity reduces government spending, creates a viable plan to reduce our national debt, and saves Medicare for future generations without affecting those who are 55 years or older. Washington needs to spend within its means, and our nation needs a budget to protect hardworking taxpayers and to secure a prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.
Below is a video introducing Chairman Ryan’s Path to Prosperity. To find out more about the FY 2013 Budget Resolution, please visit http://budget.house.gov/.
Currently, the unemployment rate in the San Joaquin Valley rests at an unacceptable 17 percent. We must focus on the viability of small businesses in the Central Valley through pro growth policies that reduce the burdens placed on small businesses by the federal government. This means lowering taxes for small businesses, decreasing intrusive federal regulation that stymies innovation, and limiting government spending that distorts the marketplace.
Ultimately, as long as entrepreneurs remain skeptical about the future business environment, job creation will remain low and unemployment high. The National Federation of Independent Businesses asked small business owners about the single most important problem they face. Together, taxes and government regulation were the most often cited impediments to business growth. I will continue to fight in Congress to reduce regulatory barriers to success, keep your taxes low, and lay the groundwork for economic recovery.
See also information on resources for businesses.