Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Graves: I will work to shrink the size of federal government
American small businesses create 7 out of every 10 new jobs in this country. That fact always reminds me that our economy can’t grow if we have a government that works against small businesses, instead of with them.
First, it starts with fewer regulations and less government intervention. Unfortunately, too many people in Washington believe that Americans are not capable of making their own decisions.
The government does not create jobs or spur economic growth. No bureaucrat has ever done either of those things.
What government can do, however, is help set the table for prosperity. Small business owners should be worried about creating jobs and providing for their families, not complying with unnecessary federal regulations.
Right now, we have a serious problem with the government overstepping its power in this country. We see it come to life in the form of Obamacare mandates, broad EPA regulations, and now orders on who can use the restroom with our children at school.
And we see Washington creeping further into our Second Amendment rights as well. That’s why I introduced a bill that prohibits liberal lawmakers across the country from using taxes or fees as a way to restrict gun ownership.
But the problems we have with an overextended government go beyond any of these individual issues. A government that is too powerful, too large, and spends too much threatens all of our freedoms and long-term security.
As your Representative, I will continue working to shrink the size of the federal government and limit the power of overextended bureaucrats in Washington. Because as Washington grows, everyone's chance at prosperity shrinks with it.