WHICH WILL DO MORE FOR JOBS: MORE “STIMULUS” SPENDING, OR REMOVING GOVERNMENT BARRIERS TO GROWTH?
As an alternative to the continued “stimulus” spending and short-term fixes prescribed by President Obama, Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have put forth a jobs plan focused on removing government barriers such as excessive regulation and taxation on small businesses that are impeding private-sector job creation in the United States. The White House contends there are no independent economists who believe this plan will have a positive effect on job creation in the short-term, and argues that it may actually “result in fewer jobs,” according to CBS News.
As an independent economist, which do YOU believe is more likely to provide a boost for private-sector job growth in America in both the near- and long-term: a plan focused on billions of dollars in additional “stimulus” spending by government – or a plan focused on halting excessive government regulations and fixing the tax code to help private-sector job creators?
If you believe the latter is more likely, we’d like to add your name to a list that will be released publicly by Speaker Boehner next week. Please respond to this email and let me know if we can add your name to the list. And feel free to share this message with other independent economists who may be interested in adding their names.
Office of the Speaker
Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
U.S. House of Representatives