May 03, 2011
This is a pro-growth, pro-jobs plan that will create the environment necessary to get Americans back to work and ensure that American businesses are competitive globally
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) unveiled the Senate Republican Jobs Plan, a blueprint Senate Republicans developed to create private sector growth and strengthen the economy.
“This is a pro-growth, pro-jobs plan that will create the environment necessary to get Americans back to work and ensure that American businesses are competitive globally,” said Portman, who led the GOP conference in the development of the plan after speaking with small business owners, workers, and economic development groups in each of Ohio’s 88 counties.
“Families and small businesses are weighed down by record debt and deficit, high taxes, burdensome regulations, and a costly health care plan that raises costs and reduces coverage. This approach by Washington adds uncertainty for investors and costs for job creators. The Senate Republican Jobs Plan puts us on a path to an environment where families and small businesses can succeed, not just get by,” Portman said.
The Senate Republican Jobs Plan focuses on budget, tax, regulatory, workforce, trade, energy, and health care proposals that form the basis of a pro-growth plan to foster American private sector job creation and turn the economy around.
“In contrast to the plan proposed by Senate Republicans, Washington has turned to more government spending, higher taxes, while pushing for overly burdensome regulations on job creators and manufacturers – slowing our economic recovery. We’ve already learned from experience that we can’t spend our way to prosperity. Instead, we must encourage employers to invest in their companies, hire new workers and enable them to compete globally, which is what the Senate Republican Jobs plan will do,” Portman added.