Nearly seven 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 idea on how to create jobs is more government, more regulation and more spending. If government borrowing and spending money created prosperity, we would 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 past time to cut government spending.
Instead of more government, we need to return to our fundamental principles. 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 on the cutting edge of innovation and job creation, and the federal government needs to get out of the way.