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Apr232011

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Johanns Says Gov't Stifling Job Creation

Johanns[dot]Senate[dot]gov(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) says that government needs to get out of the way, to allow the job creation process to take place in the U.S.

Speaking in the weekly Republican address, Sen. Johanns said that job creation doesn’t start with government but with businesses, small businesses in particular. The Nebraska senator said that job creators need to be freed from regulations and mandates in order to allow them to flourish.

“It is time to change the culture in Washington. We can't tie up small businesses in needless red tape and regulations and then expect them to create jobs and boost the economy,” Sen. Johanns said. “The federal government can't create jobs; we must help shape an economic environment conducive to job creation.”

Citing the Small Business Administration, the senator said small businesses are responsible for creating between 60 percent and 80 percent of all new jobs.

Sen. Johanns said that himself and his fellow Republicans will continue to push for a scaled back government that would allow for the creation of a prosperous economy that benefits everyone.

“It is clearly time for government to get out of the way,” Sen. Johanns said. “Our small businesses will respond with innovation and job creation.”

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