Having created over 1,500 jobs right here in northeast Ohio and employed over 3,000 people, I know what it takes to grow American business and keep and create jobs for American workers. Like most Americans who have spent their career in the private sector, I understand that seventy percent of the jobs in our economy are created by small business owners—not by the government. Unfortunately, the failed economic agenda pursued by the White House since 2009 has attempted to shift the epicenter of America’s economy from local small businesses to the federal government in Washington, D.C. through higher taxes, endless new regulations and a massive expansion of the size and scope of government. The abysmal results speak for themselves.
The fact is that we cannot tax, spend or regulate ourselves into prosperity. For America’s economy to recover we need elected officials who understand that the core strength of our economy lies with American workers and employers, not more career politicians who believe that Washington is the answer.
For American companies and workers to succeed in a global economy, the federal government must allow American business to remain competitive. America has the second highest corporate tax rate in the world, and tax rate that repels new investment and job creation in the U.S., while pushing countless jobs and business overseas. While Betty Sutton supports higher taxes and more government intervention, I’m proud to stand with American workers and employers in the fight for much needed tax relief for American businesses.
Keeping America Competitive
Keeping Jobs in Ohio
In addition to the 2010 health care bill, perhaps the greatest single threat to Ohio jobs since 2009 was Nancy Pelosi’s national energy tax cap and trade bill. President Obama admitted this bill would “bankrupt” the coal industry, which could kill up to 80,000 jobs in Ohio. While I strongly opposed this job killing bill, my opponent not only supported it but she was named a “key architect” of the legislation.