As your constituents, we want you to know that we support H.R.2587 - Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, and are tracking it using OpenCongress.org.
Management must have the right to allocate capital as it see fit consistent with obligations to stock holders. Labor and government must not be allowed to interfere with free entrance and exit from the markets.
Sincerely, Jack & Pamela Berry
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Dear Friend: Thank you for contacting me regarding job creation efforts. I welcome your thoughts and comments.
I believe that one of the best way to jumpstart our economy is through targeted tax cuts that quickly put money back in the hands of America?s small businesses and families. These tax cuts should work in concert with a limited spending program that emphasizes necessary projects, military construction, infrastructure and transportation improvements to spur job growth.
In January and February 2009, our nation was in the midst of a deep economic recession. With American families and businesses facing economic hardship, members of Congress and economists alike argued in favor of government stimulus as a means to aid our sputtering economy toward recovery. Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) each offered common-sense proposals that would have provided tax relief, infrastructure development, and stabilization to the nation?s housing market to provide a timely, targeted, and temporary stimulus to our economy. Unfortunately, these responsible measures were defeated.
Instead, the Democrat-controlled Congress unveiled H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787 billion spending bill under the guise of stimulus. Rather than swiftly pumping money into the economy to create jobs, the Democrats? stimulus bill focused on a massive increase in spending and the size of government. Since then, spending has not abated. Over the past two years, the federal government has posted deficits of $1.4 trillion and $1.3 trillion, respectively. This increase in spending has put our nation?s debt on an upward trajectory, recently surpassing a historical $14 trillion benchmark in December 2010.
These massive spending measures were put in place to fix our economy and spur job growth. However, the results have been anything but a fix. Since the enactment of the stimulus package, our national unemployment rate has climbed from 7.7% to above 10%. It remains extraordinarily high.
To spur job growth, I am convinced that the most effective way to stimulate the economy is to leave more money in taxpayers? pockets. I am pleased that Congress recently acted to extend the important tax relief of 2001 and 2003, ensuring that every American is spared from the looming tax hikes. I believe this tax agreement will spur the economic growth and job creation that our economy needs. With the extension of the tax relief of 2001 and 2003, small businesses across the country will be able to focus on capital investment and job creation rather than higher tax liabilities.
To further encourage the private sector job growth, we in Congress must now work to cut federal government spending and reduce the deficit. You may be certain that I will continue to push for smaller government, a balanced federal budget, and lower taxes on families and small businesses.
I appreciate hearing from you, and I hope that you will not hesitate to contact me on any issue that is important to you.
Sincerely, Kay Bailey Hutchison United States Senator
284 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-5922 (tel) 202-224-0776 (fax) http://hutchison.senate.gov
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