Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Graves: Keeping Main Street healthy keeps our economy healthy

(From Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves)

Ronald Reagan said that government’s approach to business could be summed up in a few short phrases. “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Unfortunately, some things never change.

Tuesday, January 6, marks the beginning of the 114th session of Congress. It is imperative that we hit the ground running and move to pass pro-growth legislation that gives small businesses the needed resources to create good paying jobs for hardworking Americans.

In these tough economic times, we must make sure the federal government is working with small businesses to help them succeed and create jobs here in America. As Chairman of the Small Business Committee, I led the fight to reduce the burdens the federal government places on small businesses, and I will continue this fight in the new congress.

Small businesses are facing many challenges in these tough economic times. Accounting for 7 out of every 10 jobs in America, it will be small businesses that lead our economic recovery. I remain committed to ensuring that they have the support they need to succeed.

Whether it is reducing an ever-growing tax burden, giving small businesses the ability to purchase affordable healthcare, stopping frivolous lawsuits, or ensuring access to capital, there are many opportunities to help small businesses.

Keeping Main Street healthy is an important part of keeping our economy healthy. I look forward to continuing to support and promote our small businesses as we move forward in the new year.

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