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While the country awaits the unveiling of president Obama's jobs plan.
Sometime next week house Republicans have put forth a plan of their own to get businesses hiring again.
Here to tell us all about it congresswoman -- -- from North Carolina congresswoman welcome and tell us how -- district fare in the wake.
In the wake of hurricane Irene.
-- -- -- The -- in fact you know we did sustain some flooding.
Unfortunately we had two fatalities in my district which of course is is the most devastating part.
But the majority of my district faired well.
It's really our coastal -- our thoughts and prayers are going out to anyone any of those families have been -- fact that.
While I know it's been a tough time for a lot of people particularly in North Carolina and I agree our thoughts and prayers with them.
Let's talk about job creation of per second and that would make a lot of people all over the country happy right now.
But here's what Eric Cantor had to say about this focus on job creation he's giving his ideas to the GOP.
What we're looking to do is we return to Washington next week is to focus on how to stop the federal government for making it's so difficult for small business people.
To create jobs so what's the plan.
The plan is as we you know since day one since we've been in the house we have passed piece of legislation after piece of legislation.
To cut back on regulation.
Keep our tax code in some kind of a simplified fashion which is something we will be -- concentrating on.
We understand that -- the size of government that is that is really putting up a barrier to our business owners.
And you know win -- fearing wants around the corner.
This is why we're we're not creating jobs are they are in the private sector is not gonna come from Washington.
Washington only creates more government jobs we understand -- the private sector that needs to do this and if we can just pull back on all that.
Government in there in in our business there's we find -- you know we can't hire again we can create jobs -- And I it's up to our private sector to do it and we can help them we.
The president gets criticized a lot for not having created enough jobs.
Unemployment rate at nine point 1% a lot of you know anger really over the situation with jobs but in reality what -- the White House actually accomplish I mean let's.
Let's be fair here.
The White House have a lot of power but He can't force CEOs to expand.
That the numbers of people they bring on board.
-- well again you know let's look at everything that's been put in place since the president took office.
We put in place -- health care plan which so many of our business owners now say we just simply can't afford that.
I spoke with a business yesterday that -- if we just move forward on what has been put in place with the health care bill.
I will be out of business than five years bring these are the things that our businesses are planning for the future.
And they just understand that it's not sustainable so we've got to pull back on all that regulation we've got to put in place.
Up our tax code we've got to simplify and we've got to broaden the base.
We've got very good again for our Bidwell you know -- -- Hint hint seeing here at what he's gonna say next week about jobs.
Here's -- president.
I will be laying out a series of steps that congress can take immediate to put more money in the pockets of working families and middle class families to make it easier for small businesses to hire people and all the other measures that can help to grow this economy.
Still a lot of these kinds of things we've heard before frankly infrastructure we hear that over and over and over again.
If you're gonna be anything new and is -- going to be anything that's.
You know elected screaming for something big they -- a big big big planet they gonna get it.
Well the thing is as if if what if what we're talking about is another stimulus package my answer is now.
There's not going to be another stimulus package because -- first one failed failed miserably.
In fact the president himself came to Durham, North Carolina.
And laughed and joked about how the shovel ready projects work so shovel ready after -- Is that -- the last thing we need right now.
What we need to do again is -- locked pull back on the regulation we have got to get a tax code in place that our businesses.
Can really work with and we can bring business back -- had left the united.
Let me ask I keep hearing you know repeal regulations.
And change the tax aware of the details how do you wanna change the tax -- Larry what automatically.
Well you know a pathetic I can't give you what I can tell you -- the goals that we would like to reach the goal would have like three just to broaden the base.
Make it simple five our tax code is out of control year after year.
We you know it costs are businesses.
Thousands and thousands of -- just to be able to adhere to the new regulations that couldn't get put in place we need a simpler system.
And these -- the things that we're going to be striving for.
You know we talk about business -- believing they can even bring their not their money back into the United States without being.
You know what.
-- a 35%.
Tax to bring money back into the and I think.
So these are things that are impeding the growth that we need.
We understand it's the private sector this going to turn this economy around and of Washington pulls back and we can do it you know.
I would encourage your your viewers to go to GOP dot -- start up and just see -- all of the pieces of legislation that we've already passed in the house.
For ego congresswoman.
Interest -- op Ed today out from a woman.
He runs MIT.
And is begging for basic research dollars to assist business that they can hire advanced manufacturing -- they can expand.
The number of people who do this kind of advanced manufacturing.
Let's -- I looked at that and I thought there -- lots of companies that have more money on their books in the treasury happens.
So why are we looking to the public sector.
To -- in deaths in basic research.
Well there you have it look I I can tell you about the research that I've done.
Every day that I have talked with business owners they have told me exactly what it is that's holding them back from hiring.
And -- uncertainty.
They just simply fear what's around the corner.
What we should be doing is embracing wants around the corner store business owners can grow -- we can prosper it's a domino effect well we got a long way to go nine point 1% unemployment there's a lot of work to do.
Congresswoman -- thanks for your help today we really appreciate it.
Thank you Jerry it's been good talking with you again.
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