Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sen. Mike Johanns Gives GOP Address on Jobs

Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) gives this week's Republican address. Click here for the video. Johanns reminds us that the debate on the size of government and the debt is inextricably linked to job creation:

My Republican colleagues and I will continue to push for a scaled back government that allows the enterprising American spirit to create a prosperous economy that benefits everyone. That means reining in spending, reducing the deficit, eliminating red tape that holds businesses back. It is clearly time for government to get out of the way. Our small businesses will respond with innovation and job creation.

Democrats complain that Republicans have failed to make good on their promise to create jobs and have instead become fixated on government spending. As Johanns makes clear, however, that is a false distinction. It is the private sector that will create the jobs, and that cannot happen until government stops hogging the capital.

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