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Boehner Column: Pro-Growth Policies Encourage Job Creation in Ohio


Dec 16, 2011

Washington
- Today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following column discussing pro-growth policies that are encouraging job creation in Ohio:  

"While the jobs situation in Ohio and across our nation remains unacceptable, there are clear signs of progress being made in the Buckeye State under the leadership of Governor Kasich.  It was recently announced that Ohio’s unemployment rate for November dropped to 8.5 percent, down from 9 percent in October.  While everyone agrees more work needs to be done, the governor's pro-growth policies are helping Ohio turn things around.

"The pro-growth policies being implemented in our state are helping to create a better environment for private-sector job creation.  As a result, Ohio is showing signs of growth.  For example, Governor Kasich closed Ohio's $8 billion budget gap without any tax increases - instead cutting taxes.  This has helped to renew private-sector job creators’ certainty and confidence in our state, which in turn is encouraging economic growth. 

"But as Governor Kasich said in the Republican Weekly Address in August, our success in Ohio and in a number of other states will be thwarted if Washington continues its spending spree and its punitive taxes on success.’  I couldn’t agree more with the governor.

"In March, House Republicans announced our Plan for America's Job Creators to change the culture of Washington and do our part in helping to encourage private-sector growth.  Our plan focuses on removing government barriers to job growth and ending the uncertainty facing families and small business.  It aims to create a better environment for long-term economic growth and private-sector job creation by repealing excessive, job-destroying regulations, tackling our out-of-control government spending, and pursuing tax relief. 

"Since gaining control of the House in January, House Republicans have remained focused on our number-one priority: getting Americans working again.  While Republicans only control one-half of one-third of the federal government, we are focused on passing bipartisan legislation that we believe will encourage job creation.  As it currently stands, there are 28 House-passed bills that would help create jobs across the country that are collecting dust in the Democratic-controlled Senate.  Nearly all of these bills have support from Democrats and Republicans alike in the House.  A simple statement from President Obama could free these bills and bring them to the Senate floor for a vote.

"Using our Plan for America's Job Creators as a guide, we are going to continue to do our part to help create an environment across the country where job creation can flourish.  The policies coming out of Washington should complement the pro-growth policies being adopted in states like Ohio, instead of clashing with them.  But to get to that point, much more has to change in Washington, where too many elected leaders have little understanding of how the private sector works.  As a former small businessman who has created private-sector jobs and met a payroll, I’ve long been concerned with the disconnect that exists between the 'real world' and Washington. 

"Learn more about our Plan for America's Job Creators, and let me know what you think at my website, www.johnboehner.house.gov."

Boehner represents Ohio’s 8th District, which includes all of Darke, Miami, and Preble counties, most of Butler and Mercer counties, and the northeastern corner of Montgomery County. He was first elected to Congress in 1990.

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