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Congressman George Holding

Representing the 13th District of North Carolina

Economy and Jobs

Nearly five years after the financial crisis devastated America, families across North Carolina continue to struggle in a weak economy.  With hundreds of thousands of able bodied workers still looking for work and many more forced to accept only part time work, Congress needs to make jobs our number one priority.

Unfortunately, Washington’s only idea on how to create jobs is more government, more regulation and more spending. If government borrowing and spending money created prosperity we’d be in the middle of the biggest economic boom in all of history. It doesn’t. In fact, it has the opposite impact. That’s why it’s time, past time, to cut government spending.

Instead of more government, we need to return to our fundamentals. Congress must act to take back its authority, reclaim power from unelected bureaucrats who write rules contradicting and reduce government regulation. We need recognize that it is our nation’s small businesses that are the cutting edge of innovation and job creation, and the federal government needs to get out of the way.