With Gas Prices “Still Slamming Small Business,” GOP Continues Focus on Addressing High Gas Prices & Creating Jobs
Small businesses account for two-thirds of the new jobs created in America, but persistently high gas prices are forcing them to put hiring on hold as they struggle to stay afloat. According to a new survey released today, nearly half of small business owners have already seen their profits narrow as energy costs climbed, and the vast majority (82 percent) say higher prices will have an impact on their businesses, echoing the findings of another recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey. Here are just a few examples of what small business owners are facing as a result of President Obama’s failed energy policies, in their own words:
President Obama made things worse for small business owners grappling with high gas prices by blocking more American energy production at every turn, rejecting and personally lobbying against the Keystone pipeline,demanding tax hikes that will increase costs and recycling old gimmicks that will do nothing to relieve the pain at the pump.
House Republicans have a different approach, the American Energy Initiative, designed to harness America’s energy resources to address gas prices, and fuel economic growth and the new American jobs that come with it. That effort will continue this week with:
The Republican-led House has already passed nearly 30 bills to help address gas prices and create jobs that are languishing in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Instead of allowing these bills to collect dust, President Obama owes it to the American people to make good on his stated support for Republicans’ “all-of-the-above” energy policy by calling on Senate Democrats to take action and help get these critical jobs and energy bills enacted.Follow this week’s American Energy Initiative action by “liking” it on Facebook: Facebook.com/americanenergy, and see what else Republicans have done to help small businesses put Americans back to work with the RepublicanPlan for America’s Job Creators at jobs.gop.gov.